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E- Learning through Transmedia Storytelling. How the Emerging Internet-Based Participatory Cultures in China can be Co-Opted for Education. PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This article investigates the effect of using E-learning transmedia practices to facilitate foreign language acquisition in university level Chinese students. In particular the article refutes the stereotype that Chinese students are passive consumers of instruction. On the contrary, the introduction of the transmedia approach employing different media platforms to develop a participatory culture demonstrates that Chinese students are able to take responsibility in creating, sampling and remixing digital media for dissemination to their peers, who successfully navigate and comment on these multiple modalities to actively learn.

Citation

Gilardi, F. & Reid, J. (2011). E- Learning through Transmedia Storytelling. How the Emerging Internet-Based Participatory Cultures in China can be Co-Opted for Education. In S. Barton et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2011 (pp. 1469-1474). AACE.

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