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The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in mathematically structured programming, similarity and metric search, computer security, software systems, combinatronics and digital health.

The Department also includes the iSchool Research Group, which performs leading research into socio-technical phenomena and topics such as information retrieval and information seeking behaviour.

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Exploring how authentic learning and multimedia can enhance teaching and learning, history

Hillis, Peter and Calderhead, Drew (2008) Exploring how authentic learning and multimedia can enhance teaching and learning, history. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, pp. 4152-4166.

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Abstract

The impact of ICT on education has become a highly contentious area with both its theoretical base and impact increasingly questioned. Rather than discussing the actual impact on teaching and learning, educational administrators and politicians now increasingly refer to the potential to transform. However, the focus of attention has moved towards the learning tasks rather than the technology and here critical skills/authentic learning play a central role. When ICT and authentic learning combine, the potential of new technologies is realised