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2013.0103

NTNU Science Education Center Invented Digital Module Advice for Teaching

 NTNU Science Education Center developed the science teacher training module, for the future teacher could develop their own ibook materials with MAC after a semester course. They could apply the materials on the tablet pc. 

The director of Science Education Center Chang Chun Yen led his research team to develop the MAGDAIRE science teacher training module. He applied the module to NTNU teacher training courses to raise the applied and developed ability of student’s in the future digital education technology. Compare to ten years ago, students now were considered the “digital natives” They were surrounded by computer, Internet, smartphone, tablet pc, and many other digital products while they were born. They relied on these digital devices to maintain their relationship with others, to entertain, to shop, to work, and to learn. Therefore, digital technology was definitely the key to raise students’ interests in learning. 
Through the assistance of the professional science teachers, science education researchers, and digital technology workers, MAGDAIRE developed larger possible user group. The cooperated with the technology field company to develop the module that was suitable to elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students. The teacher training students didn’t have to memory the educational theory and knowledge by heart, but through the design and manufacture of digital educational technology, to apply the knowledge in classroom. 
Last year, the MAGDAIRE module joined the ipad download. The research team developed the AR Rock 3D interactive rock system and was sell on the Apple Store. There were also Chemist for iPad and Ripple Tank for iPad. 
NTNU teacher training students had developed several teaching module based on MAGDAIRE. It not only applied the learning in designing teaching materials but also raise the teacher training students’ confidence. MAGDAIRE had approved by the international research. It was placed 37th in the JCR educational periodical “Teaching and Teacher Education” and 25th in the “Australasian Journal of Educational Technology”.