Multimedia and hip-hop for experiential education

David Birchfield, Melanie Louisa West, Wilhelmina Savenye, Thanassis Rikakis

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Two ongoing projects use multimedia for experiential education in structured K-12 learning environments. The Arts, Media and Engineering Education (AMEEd) project led by researchers at Arizona State University spans across the development of custom media education tools, supporting curricula, teacher training, and deployment. MindRap is a project of Tiz Media Foundation that facilitates the design and development of rich media content inspired by hip-hop culture for the purpose of exploring math and science concepts. Lessons fuse the creative process of content conceptualization and the technical process of multimedia development. As of spring 2006, AMEEd is undertaking pilot studies with middle school students who participate in after school programs on the campus of Arizona State University in the Herberger College for Kids. The infrastructure for the MindRap multimedia development is in place, and many aspects are already being tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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