The Power of EMPs: Educational Multimedia Projects

  • Rab PatersonEmail author


This chapter highlights the pedagogical approach taken by the author in his teaching, both at secondary school and university undergraduate level. It begins with an overview of how a variety of digital approaches to teaching such as technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) were developed. Next, this section then explores these approaches such as flipped learning and blog journaling in detail by examining their strengths and weaknesses and which apps the author suggests they be used with. The apps used are also briefly explained along with an explanation of the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) process used to evaluate the apps in the first place. With this background finished, the chapter then highlights the actual Educational Multimedia Projects work done by the author by looking at the specific projects undertaken by liberal arts undergraduate university students in Japan and the reactions of the students. This chapter concludes with the lessons learned from this action research approach taken by the author as the student reactions to this type of approach were overwhelmingly positive.


Twenty-first-century learning Challenge-based learning Digital literacy and pedagogy Multimedia learning Project-based learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Toyo UniversityTokyoJapan

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