ISSUES INVOLVED WITH IMPLEMENTING A STUDENT-CENTRED TECHNOLOGY-BASED TOOL - The Case of a Multimedia Glossary

David M. Kennedy

Abstract

There is evidence that glossaries are perceived by students as highly desirable assets to improve learning. This paper describes the development of a glossary tool, the Multimedia Enhanced Glossary to Assist Understanding (MEGA-U), which can leverage the resources available on the internet, support communities of practice and support student-annotation of glossary terms. Customized glossaries should enhance student-centred online learning environments. However, there are significant barriers to successful deployment of the glossary system in pre-service teacher education Hong Kong. The paper describes the tool, and then examines the reasons why the tool is not being used as expected, highlighting some of the pedagogical, logistical and cultural factors that inhibit the use of the software.

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M. Kennedy D. (2006). ISSUES INVOLVED WITH IMPLEMENTING A STUDENT-CENTRED TECHNOLOGY-BASED TOOL - The Case of a Multimedia Glossary . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-47-4, pages 255-260. DOI: 10.5220/0001242602550260


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist06,
author={David M. Kennedy},
title={ISSUES INVOLVED WITH IMPLEMENTING A STUDENT-CENTRED TECHNOLOGY-BASED TOOL - The Case of a Multimedia Glossary},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={255-260},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001242602550260},
isbn={978-972-8865-47-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - ISSUES INVOLVED WITH IMPLEMENTING A STUDENT-CENTRED TECHNOLOGY-BASED TOOL - The Case of a Multimedia Glossary
SN - 978-972-8865-47-4
AU - M. Kennedy D.
PY - 2006
SP - 255
EP - 260
DO - 10.5220/0001242602550260