Project based learning: a lesson with video making

Chiu, A

With the advent of technology and the affordability of smartphones, more teenagers than ever use the Internet. These tech-savvy teenagers may also create their own original contents to share online on websites and social media platforms. Project-based learning is a good method to incorporate the current trend of online content sharing by taking advantage of the ubiquity of smartphones with video cameras. Students learn through collaboration and are also able to develop non-language related skills. The author observes four language courses in the department of translation and interpretation, which incorporated video creation as part of the curriculum. Through interviews and questionnaires, students have reported positive experience and their acquisition of skills in language and others useful for future career.

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