TEACHINGPHILOSOPHYassessment for learningmobilising students’ existing knowledgeself-direction and choiceopportunities for continuous improvementjust-in-time teachingblended learningengaging students through multiple channels (courseware,twitter)merging the in-class and out-of-class experiences
BACKGROUNDBONZA MARK IAdrian Miles: http://vogmae.net.au/
COMMITTEE FOR UNIVERSITYTEACHING AND STAFFDEVELOPMENT (CUTSD) 1999Project Title:Developing Authentic Research and Writing Skills in CinemaStudies Using a Hypermedia Database to Create an OnlineLearning Environment to Enable the Linking of CinemaStudies Essays ‘written’ in Words and Pictures, BetweenStudents and the Film Industry at Large.
THE (ORIGINAL) ‘PROBLEM’As a discipline Cinema Studies is driven by film ‘texts’ which combinesound and image; its students however, produce knowledge only in print.This not only has implications for the way knowledge is traditionallyunderstood and applied in Cinema Studies, it is limiting in terms ofexpression. The distance of printed texts from cinema texts hinders thedevelopment of thought in relation to Cinema Studies. It also constrains thestudents’ understanding of research activities and contexts.This project aims to improve the quality of student learning in CinemaStudies by using an ongoing, online database to link individual studentresearch with the work of other students and the wider research community.In addition, student users of the database will present their research inInternet writing forms that enable the inclusion of words, sound and image.Through the use of an online database, Internet hypermedia essays, selfdriven learning and supervised teaching strategies this project creates anauthentic context in which students will obtain first hand insight into thedisparate, multiple, and contentious histories and practices of CinemaStudies research. As a result of these processes, this project will generate aseries of ongoing Cinema Studies resources including a fully accessibleonline Australian film history database, simple ‘forms’ based Internet writingtools and a series of teaching and learning manuals.