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ERIC Number: EJ854488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Multimedia Technologies, Multiple Intelligences, and Teacher Professional Development in an International Education Project
Crichton, Susan; Kopp, Gail
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v2 n3 Feb-Mar 2006
Susan Crichton and Gail Kopp explore how multimedia technologies help develop and support teachers' understanding of multiple intelligences in the classroom. They conceptualize the relationship between multiple intelligences, specific multimedia applications, and contemporary research and offer a model of distance delivery that provides professional development and ongoing support by a community of fellow educators. They provide a glimpse into the first three years of a five-year project by a team of Canadian teacher-educators who provided assistance to educators in Western China seeking to enhance their understanding of--and develop their skills in--using student-centered instruction, a method of teaching that places importance on the concept of multiple intelligences. This group developed a distance education course using multimedia technologies that allowed teachers to support one another and learn from best practices and share site-specific activities. Crichton and Kopp also provide a glimpse into the future of the project, where teachers will be able to contribute to the course site and interact with one another as they begin to implement student-centered education in their classrooms. (Contains 8 figures, 2 exhibits and 1 table.)
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; China