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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Happy Johnson, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


Advances in multimedia technology are developing at such a rapid pace that students in learning communities are just beginning to apply these new skills before there are newer, more advanced operations available. Innovative tools, ideas, and technological options are increasing, as is accessibility to these programs. A few years ago, people were just beginning to envision the applications of this new multimedia technology in the classroom. Today the emphasis in the classroom is to incorporate core standards with 21st Century Learning Skills. 21st Century Learning Skills refer to skills added to core content and include skills such as self-direction skills, problem-solving skills, communication and information skills. Digital storytelling uses technology to foster students' creativity, empowering them to be not only storytellers, but also authors and producers. This project was designed for students to utilize iMovie, a novice video-editing program to create a digital story to share what they have learned using their selections of images, text, their voice, and music which allows students to demonstrate the aptitude required in 21st century learning.