Double Your Trouble, Double Your Fun!: Multimedia-Assisted Project-Based Learning
Kay Kyeongju Seo, Debra Pellegrino, Rockhurst University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
In this presentation, we will discuss the effects of multimedia-assisted project-based learning on pre-service teachers' attitudes toward teaching. Participated in this study were 40 pre-service teachers enrolled in an educational technology course at a Midwestern university. Over the period of one semester, the participants learned to design and develop various multimedia educational projects such as a slideshow, a web-quest, an online lesson, etc. At the end of the semester, we investigated how multimedia-assisted project-based learning influenced and/or changed their perceptions of teaching. The results showed that the approach not only contributed to their increased knowledge base and professional growth with respect to multimedia technology skills, but also significantly supported their reflection on the teaching/learning process and helped them establish a more concrete, insightful teaching philosophy. Based on the findings, we will share practical implementations of a multimedia-assisted project-based-learning approach in teacher education.
Seo, K.K. & Pellegrino, D. (2007). Double Your Trouble, Double Your Fun!: Multimedia-Assisted Project-Based Learning. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2102-2104). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).