Facilitating digital video production in the language arts curriculum

Susan McKenney, Joke Voogt

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Two studies were conducted to facilitate the development of feasible support for the process of integrating digital video making activities in the primary school language arts curriculum. The first study explored which teaching supports would be necessary to enable primary school children to create digital video as a means of fostering communications skills. A pupil workbook was determined to be the most appropriate solution, and a draft workbook was piloted. The second study evaluated how well the learner workbook, when combined with a teacher guide and an introductory workshop, contributed to supporting the process of digital video making for the purpose of fostering message design competencies. This article describes motives for linking video making to the language arts curriculum, as well as how those ideas and the study data informed the development of the primary means of support - the pupil workbook.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-726
Number of pages18
JournalAustralian Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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