Technology-enhanced constructivist learning in the classroom: students’ perceptions

Neo, Mai and Neo, Tse Kian (2012) Technology-enhanced constructivist learning in the classroom: students’ perceptions. International Journal of Arts, Culture & Heritage (IJACH), 1. pp. 141-160. ISSN 2289-3121

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Abstract

During the last decade, multimedia technology has permeated the Malaysian education scene and has created a significant impact on the teaching and learning methods in Malaysian classrooms. This study focused on designing a constructivist-based course using multimedia as an instructional tool, and investigated its impact on the student learning process. A multimedia design project was given to the students to create, and a student learning process which was mapped to the seven problem-solving pedagogical goals (Cunningham, Duffy & Knuth, 1993), was undertaken to complete it. Students were then given a survey and their feedback was solicited after the project was completed. A Constructivist learning environment, enhanced by multimedia technology, called the Multimedia-Mediated Constructivist Learning Environment, MMCLE, was developed. Results showed that students were very positive towards the MMCLE and gained constructivist learning skills that were integral to their future. The study thus showed that by effectively integrating multimedia technology into the curriculum, teachers will have more flexibility and scope in teaching and a technology-enhanced constructivist learning environment can be created whereby learning becomes a social activity and students become active participants in their learning process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 02:44
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 08:56
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/4294

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