By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Research findings on Information Technology are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Denver, Colorado, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "The digital environment provides an abundance of images and multimedia and offers a new potential for using resources in multiple modes of representation for teaching and learning. This article reports the findings of a case study that investigated the use of image and multimedia resources in an undergraduate classroom."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Denver, "The study assumed a contextual approach and focused on different class contexts and students' literacy practices. The class, which took place in a resource-rich, multimodal environment, was perceived by students as a positive learning experience. The distribution of resources and their role in teaching and learning varied and depended on the context of use."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The findings indicate that images fulfilled important descriptive and mnemonic functions when students were introduced to new concepts, but their role was limited in practices that required students to analyze and synthesize knowledge."
For more information on this research see: Image and multimedia resources in an academic environment: A qualitative study of students' experiences and literacy practices. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013;64(8):1577-1589. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1532-2890)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K.K. Matusiak, Univ Denver, Morgridge Coll Educ, Lib & Informat Sci Program, Denver, CO 80208, United States. Additional authors for this research include .
Keywords for this news article include: Denver, Colorado, United States, Information Technology, North and Central America
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