I presented on the subject of Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy at two conferences this spring:
- In Touch with Technology conference presented by the Association of Media and Technology for Education in Canada (AMTEC), Laurentian University
- Pioneers in a New Age conference presented by the Canadian Association of Distance Education (ACED/CADE), York University
Summary of Presentation
There is a need for educational environments that integrate multimedia learning materials that go beyond basic thinking skills, and incorporate creative and critical thinking skills too. A complex thinking framework fosters multidisciplinary ways of understanding a topic, engaging a student’s awareness of their prior knowledge and ways of knowing, to then work collaboratively with others and develop a broader and more inclusive perspective.