Multimedia Grammatical Design

Teaching effective 3D authoring in the middle school years: Multimedia grammatical design and multimedia authoring pedagogy

Chief Investigators: Prof L Unsworth; Dr AA Thomas; Mr P Maggs

Administering Organisation: The University of New England

Other Universities: University of Sydney

Collaborating/Partner Organisation: Australian Children's Television Foundation

Project Summary
This project addresses the National Research Priorities goal 'promoting an innovative culture and economy'. It provides radical re thinking of literacy pedagogy essential in globalised knowledge based economies mediated by digital multimedia literacies. 3D multimedia authoring pedagogy, emphasizing playful innovation and explicit knowledge of multimedia design, will increase digital age student engagement in learning.  The Australian Children's Television Foundations' Kahootz is uniquely effective, highly motivating authoring software for schools.

What is needed is a thoroughly researched multimedia authoring pedagogy to fully realise Australian leadership potential in renovating literacy pedagogy for the digital multimedia age.