Jeanny Vaidya | Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design | Mathematics Science and Technology

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Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design

In the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology

Learning Film Theory through a Mobile Learning Application

Jeanny Vaidya, M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media

While there are many educational apps for traditionally taught subjects such as math and science, critical media studies is a field that has largely been left unexplored in terms of mLearning. A major subset of critical media studies is film studies, an academic discipline that deals with the theoretical, historical and critical underpinnings of film. This project aims to develop a mobile application prototype titled, The World of Film Noir, which teaches basic approaches to film interpretation. Benefits of mLearning include increased delivery options for multimedia, context-based learning support and the prospects of more fulfilling learning experiences (Medipour et al., 2013). By providing a prototype, implementation and evaluation techniques, this project explores the ways in which an introductory module for film studies can be designed and integrated into a mobile format to render film theory more relevant and accessible.

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