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Sustainability of a university designed and developed media annotation tool to prepare learners with skills needed for future employment

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posted on 2024-06-04, 05:28 authored by M Ruyters, M Colasante, K Douglas, Giovanni MandaranoGiovanni Mandarano
RMIT University‘s media annotation tool (MAT) is a computer software program dedicated to incorporating video footage to the student learning experience in a novel manner. In addition to the usual functions associated with videos, MAT allows users to enter written comments at strategic and key positions to emphasise the required learning points. Innovatively introduced to creatively support learning for work-ready skills, in 2011 MAT was integrated into courses across nine student cohorts, over six disciplines, in the Vocational and Higher Education (undergraduate and post graduate) sectors of the university. This paper will focus on analysis of insights of teacher experiences using MAT, highlighting sustainable ways forward with university designed innovations. It will introduce the context of implementing MAT and discuss the process of evaluating the requirements for promoting MAT to the wider university community and, more specifically, to embed and sustain MAT into the long-term.



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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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ASCILITE 2012 : Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education 2012


Massey University and Ascilite