Capstone project readies multimedia and game students for client focused success

Jeffrey E. Brand, Janet Jervis, Sandra Thwaites

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Interactive Media Project and Presentation is a capstone subject in a suite of multimedia degrees. The subject gives students a guided learning experience in which they complete a commercial multimedia project. Students test their knowledge and skills through work that is scaled according to their enrolled numbers, the needs of a client and a deadline for deliverables. Students learn to apply disparate knowledge domains in a single project, distribute work roles, set feasible project scope and overcome limitations with tools of their profession. Research in multimedia education establishes the need for project-based learning for the application of theory to project, team and client management (Simkins, Cole, Tavalin, & Means, 2002). The Bond University Interactive Media Project and Presentation subject leverages small class sizes by personalising and scaling instruction aligned with constructionist educational philosophy: teachers and students modify their roles so that students take personal responsibility for learning and thus migrate from multimedia consumers to professional content producers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in teaching and learning
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to professional development from across the globe
EditorsA.L. Kenworthy
Place of PublicationBraddon, ACT
PublisherHalstead Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781920831806
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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