Sing me a good research story: Research dissemination and new media
George Gadanidis, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada ; Marcelo Borba, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil ; Janette Hughes, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada ; Ricardo Scucuglia, University of Western Ontario, Canada ; Anne Burke, Memorial University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this paper we present a case of research dissemination that takes on the challenge of using alternative forms of research communication by developing research-based songs and mini-documentaries to be shared publicly through Youtube, live performances, and broadcast media, with the target audience being K-8 students, teachers, parents, educational organizations, the public, as well as the research community. Mathematics education is an area of political attention and contention and a better informed public and education community enhances our democratic process. Sharing mathematics education research through songs and videos with students, educators, parents and the public in general helps make research findings tangible and accessible. It also helps researchers develop new media tools and models for communicating with audiences beyond the academic community.
Gadanidis, G., Borba, M., Hughes, J., Scucuglia, R. & Burke, A. (2011). Sing me a good research story: Research dissemination and new media. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 384-390). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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