Outline Definition Background Technology as a Classroom Tool Implementation of Multimedia in Task-based Instruction Student Projects What, Why and How Summary Conclusion
What is a Multimedia?........ … usually recorded and played, displayed or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. … similar to traditional mixed media in fine art, but with a broader scope. Source: Wikipedia
Why Multimedia? Eliminates communication barriers. Allows teachers to individualize instruction. Enables students to learn in a real world context. Entertains, and maintains motivation level. Broadens student mindset and makes them experience real Target Language world. Resources: http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/6821/Multimedia-in-Education.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShbWZ29jJdg&feature=related http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cahrswp/80/ http://cwarnerket.wikidot.com/effective-use-of-multimedia http://frank.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed99/kerr.html
Background noteThe use of microcomputers has increaseddramatically in schools across the USduring the past decade: In 1981 there were only 31,000 computers in use in secondary schools. By 1983 this number grew to over 325,000 and has doubled every year since. (Johnson, Johnson, & Stanne, 1985)
Rationale Multimedia serves as an important teaching tool since it facilitates effective use of learners’ comprehension abilities. Multimedia instructional material allows the learner to actually see, hear, and use the content learned.
Multimedia and infrastructureas classroom tools SMART Board™ • OneNote Blackboard • Movies VTT • iPods Adobe Audition • Internet Tablet PCs • Games Integrated Tech Support Institutional and Online Resources Materials developed by Individual faculty
Task Based Instructionand Multimedia Listening Skills Vocabulary – daily words (Adobe Audition and Rapid Rote) Grammar – online lessons Audio/video tasks –Video clips, ULEAD, Internet streaming, Direct video display Reinforcement and refresher – Blackboard, VTTs, and prepared CDs
Reading Skills Internet news and reading texts (Langnet and Langmedia) Websites, prepared and adapted texts Games Presentations
Speaking Skills Student-prepared materials: research and presentation Self recording Pronunciation correction OneNote
Use of SMART Board™ inKurdish Instruction Adaptation of authentic materials to create meaningful, learner-centered activities that keep students focus and motivation to learn the target Language. Use of available visual galleries to facilitate learning. Example:
How to use movies forclassroom instruction Pick appropriate subject matter. Choose or edit a scene. Create activities related to the scene. Create questions about the scene. Have students write a synopsis in Hindi.
Benefits They make it easy to relate with day-to-day life of Indians living in India and even outside Better understanding of culture and traditions Regional colloquialisms Entertainment value Easy tool for reinforcing classroom teaching
Music• Music is an integral part of every society. It is a very good source of learning a foreign Language.Some examples……
What can a student learn through music? Consonants Vowels Grammar Vocabulary Numbers Etc.
Why SmartBoard? The interactive electronic whiteboard is great for demonstrations.... The interactive electronic whiteboard is a colorful tool. Research indicates that students respond to displays where color is employed... The board can accommodate different learning styles... All ages of students respond favorably to board use... Distance learning is an excellent setting for interactive whiteboard use... One-computer classrooms can maximize the use of limited computer access... The interactive whiteboard is an excellent tool for the constructivist educator... The boards are clean and attractive tools... Students with limited motor skills can enjoy board use... It is interactive... It can interface well with other peripherals.... The board is great for meetings are lessons where the participants need printed copies... It is a kid magnet! ...
How? The teacher at the front of the class and the whole class engaged together... It gives the teacher instant access to a vast array of electronic resources... It enables seamless links to be made between the technology and the subject material... Teachers are rethinking their approach to teaching... The flexibility and the scope for imaginative lesson planning is huge... Pages can automatically be saved and can be printed, emailed or even pasted into a website... The flipchart files can be updated or merged with other Windows applications...
ConclusionWell-designed multimedia helps learners build more accurate andeffective mental models than they do from text alone by providing: 1. Alternative perspectives 2. Active participation 3. Accelerated learning 4. Retention and application of knowledge 5. System understanding 6. Higher-order thinking 7. Autonomy and focus 8. Access to support information
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