What is 21st century learning?
Multimedia and Web 2.0 technologies have had significant impact on the instructional content development and the methods of communicating information to learners. This has led to the evolution of new concepts and innovative teaching techniques in the instruction-learning process, changing the way teachers teach and students learn.
The Centre for Adaptive Multimedia, Education and Learning cOntent Technologies, or CAMELOT, was created to focus on innovations in teaching and learning methodologies, and in the field of multimedia, web and educational technology. Pedagogies that are used in the centre’s research projects include:
- Constructivist learning
- Student-centred learning
- Collaborative learning
- Cooperative learning
- Authentic learning
- Problem-solving learning
- Interactive Multimedia learning
- Project-based learning
The Centre is the home of The MILE Project, an award-winning student-centred learning platform from The MILE Research Lab team that marries multimedia and web 2.0 technologies with classroom curricula, for students to collaborate and improve their cognitive and social abilities. CAMELOT currently also has several projects in progress, including, the AWSLE Project focusing on authentic learning in multimedia learning environments, and the OAL Project, designing online opportunities for online active learning environments.
CAMELOT is also a centre for multimedia development and research, student collaborations and discussions, and for postgraduate studies in constructivist learning and multimedia and web education.