ERIC Number: EJ1049231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Reference Count: 15
Let's Scrum! Learning Digital Media Collaboratively
Wilson, Daniel G.; Brown, Joshua; Burke, Adam A.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v73 n3 p16-22 Nov 2013
The changing landscape of digital media and software development has immense impact on society, not only through consumer use of the products, but also in the way these technologies are developed. Modern software and media-development companies are using collaborative methods to develop innovative and useful products. Technology and engineering education is an excellent venue to teach and promote collaborative learning. In this article, that author's explore a project-management method called Scrum, which is used by many businesses to improve collaborative productivity. The author's show how this method could be used in a technology and engineering education classroom as an effective collaborative instructional approach. First they briefly describe collaborative learning; next they describe how Scrum works; and finally they discuss their practical model for using Scrum to teach digital media in a technology and engineering education classroom.
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Cooperative Learning, Media Literacy, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Program Administration, Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Role Perception, Organizational Communication, Scheduling, Critical Path Method, Commercialization
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