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Van Roekel: ACUI The Commons, "The Content’s the Thing: Technology Utilization and Project-Based Learning"

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As a frequent contributor to the ACUI The Commons, James Van Roekel, Director of Student Affairs Technology at SHSU, shared his expertise on the utilization of technology. His advice, "The content’s the thing. Do not get hung up on the technology, which should just serve as tools in our toolbox. It is better to spend your budget, time, and resources on the content delivered through these media devices."

The second part of his article addresses project-based learning, a model that is highly useful in teaching and working with students in the creation of multimedia programming and applications. According to Markham et al, authors of Project Based Learning Handbook, In teaching technology and media creation, learning how to create while students are creating is invaluable experientially.

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