Technology and teaching: a case study of software-enhanced enquiry-based learning across academic pathways

Gaddum, Georgie and Riddle, Charles (2013) Technology and teaching: a case study of software-enhanced enquiry-based learning across academic pathways. In: National Tertiary Learning Teaching Conference (NTLT Conference), October 2-4 2013, Invercargill, New Zealand.

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The Fieldays Exhibitor is a daily newspaper delivered to stall holders and an online news site (website, Iphone app, Ipad app) produced by Media Arts students for the duration of National Fieldays in Hamilton each year. The newspaper/site reflects most of the changes in technology now used to drive mass media and uses the skills taught to a range of students across different specialisations: journalists, photographers, graphic designers, web designers. In the enquiry-based learning model, the project allows students to apply skills learnt in the classroom to a real-time scenario: they are expected to produce the paper and online site to strict deadlines in a professional manner. The project challenges specialist tutors who find the rapid development of software is enabling students to work across a divergence of media platforms using a range of skills not all taught in any one specialisation. This divergence is forcing hitherto specific academic pathways to talk to one another and adopt a team approach to achieve a joint outcome. In the School of Media Arts this is referred to as an intermedia approach – an approach which has been advanced by the introduction of on-line publishing and has impacted on daily teaching and learning practice. This has been implemented by tutors for some years, but is now a reality of utilising on-line software, which is impacting daily teaching and learning practices within the School.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:Fieldays Exhibitor, daily newspaper, Fieldays, New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays, Waikato, Hamilton, farm, farming, Wintec, student based, innovation,
Subjects:A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
S Agriculture > SK Hunting sports
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:3060
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