Transmedia – a single experience that spans across multiple forms of media – is still a new media in the educational landscape and therefore may pose a challenge to educators wanting to create opportunities for interactive media communications in their classrooms. In this chapter, we share an instance in which a university professor introduced transmedia to support graduate student learning to encourage inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, contemplation, and critical discourses. Further, we examine how two of the graduate students took their learning a step further by designing and creating a model transmedia lesson tailored for the 6th grade Social Studies classroom. This chapter provides a theoretical framework within which transmedia may be used: Learning and teaching as communicative actions theory – LTCA.
Warren, S.J., Wakefield, J.S. and Mills, L.A. (2013), "Learning and Teaching as Communicative Actions: Transmedia Storytelling", Wankel, L.A. and Blessinger, P. (Ed.) Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing and Transmedia Storytelling (Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education, Vol. 6 Part F), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 67-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2044-9968(2013)000006F006Download as .RIS
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