E-Debiyyat (E-Literature) Educational App Project: Multilingual Multicultural Multimedia

ID: 52707 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Melda Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology, United States

Wednesday, March 28 3:00-3:20 PM Location: Edison C View on map

Presider: Fatih Demir, Northern Illinois University, United States

Abstract: This study outlines innovative multilingual and multicultural multimedia project using mobile devices in teacher education; offers creative strategies for producing media with youth and developing educational app integrating world languages and 21st century skills; provides the results of participatory action research project among pre-service teachers; describes participants' reactions and experiences with new technologies and showcases their multimedia projects and digital stories. By collaborating with teacher educators and teacher candidates in Azerbaijan, teachers and graduate students in the US conducted an action research study and co-developed research-based multilingual app that promotes world literature, history, and culture. In conclusion, we explore how the use of social networking software and handheld devices in global education combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes global literacies; and prepares the new generation to be responsible members of a multicultural, global society.

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