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ERIC Number: EJ1036831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
What They Learned: Using Multimedia to Engage Undergraduates in Research
Artello, Kristine
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n2 p169-179 Apr 2014
Today's employers seek high levels of creativity, communication, and critical thinking, which are considered essential skills in the workplace. Engaging undergraduate students in critical thinking is especially challenging in introductory courses. The advent of YouTube, inexpensive video cameras, and easy-to-use video editors provides opportunities to increase students' skill levels in these areas. In this article I explain the assignment of producing a public service announcement that integrates research, collaborative learning, and creativity into an introductory survey course; and I discuss the support necessary for students' success. Their products demonstrate increased levels of media literacy, creativity, and critical thinking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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