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ERIC Number: EJ1110796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Comic Relief: Graduate Students Address Multiple Meanings for Technology Integration with Digital Comic Creation
Sockman, Beth Rajan; Sutton, Rhonda; Herrmann, Michele
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v60 n5 p475-485 Sep 2016
This study determined the usefulness of digital comic creation with 77 graduate students in a teacher technology course. Students completed an assigned reading and created digital comics that addressed technology integration concerns in the schools and society. Using practical action research, 77 student-created comics were analyzed. The findings suggested that digital comic creation had unique characteristics for critical reflection of text, since comic genres encourage multiple meanings, juxtaposing ideas, humor, and counterintuitive punch lines. Due to their inherent nature, comics supplied a safe medium for writing stories regarding uncomfortable concepts, potentially providing a useful way to support teacher professional growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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