Learners as producers: Using project based learning to enhance meaningful learning through digital video production

Hing Keung Vincent HUNG, Michael James KEPPELL, Siu Yung Morris JONG

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Abstract

This paper discusses an initiative that utilised a combination of “Project based Learning” and a “Learning with Technology” approach. Project based learning emphasises group work and knowledge construction whereas learning with technology emphasises using technology as a tool to promote thinking. A Digital Video (DV) Camp project was organised at the Hong Kong Institute of Education with twenty teacher education students to explore how technology could enhance meaningful learning in a project based learning environment. The objective of the project was to investigate how students could learn with Digital Video technology through collaborative project based learning activities. The paper discusses how students utilised DV technology in small groups to produce two DV outputs – a one minute introduction of their group members and a three minute DV on a specific topic. Student feedback and evaluation was positive in relation to the approach and feedback was used to reorganise another DV camp in the subsequent year. Implications for the approach are discussed. Copyright © 2004 Vincent H.K. Hung, Mike Keppell & Morris S.Y. Jong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference
EditorsRoger ATKINSON, Clare MCBEATH, Diana JONAS-DWYER , Rob PHILLIPS
Place of PublicationPerth, W.A.
PublisherASCILITE
Pages428-436
ISBN (Print)0975170236
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Citation

Hung, V. H. K., Keppell, M., & Jong, M. S. Y. (2004). Learners as producers: Using project based learning to enhance meaningful learning through digital video production. In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer, & R. Phillips (Eds), Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 428-436). Perth, W.A.: ASCILITE.

Keywords

  • Learners as producers
  • Project-based learning
  • Digital video production
  • Meaningful learning