New media and research dissemination: the case of performing mathematics education research
George Gadanidis, Faculty of Education, Western University, Canada ; Marcelo Borba, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 22, Number 1, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
"** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2011 **"
Academic research is typically written in a style and for venues that remain largely inaccessible by the general public and even by the practitioners who might benefit from it. In this article we discuss a research dissemination project that takes on the challenge of using new media and alternative forms of research communication: research-based songs, art, 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 and the public. We purposely create a parallel between our classroom-based research focus on mathematics performance and the dissemination of our findings through new media research performance, by relying on performance ethnography methods.
Gadanidis, G. & Borba, M. (2013). New media and research dissemination: the case of performing mathematics education research. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 22(1), 25-38. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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