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ERIC Number: EJ898062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Connecting Authentic Activities with Multimedia to Enhance Teaching and Learning, an Exemplar from Scottish History
Hillis, Peter
Australian Educational Computing, v24 n2 p21-27 Feb 2010
Much of the current focus on maximizing the potential of ICT to enhance teaching and learning is on learning tasks rather than the technology. These learning tasks increasingly employ a constructivist, problem-based methodology especially one based around authentic learning. The problem-based nature of history provides fertile ground for this approach when combined with the scope for enquiry provided by primary and secondary sources. Barnhill forms one in a series of CD ROMs on themes within Scottish History which combine a wide range of historical sources and learning tasks including those built around authentic learning. The context is Scotland's History, but both the design of Barnhill and its learning tasks have a much wider application. (Contains 10 figures.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (Scotland)