Course module - Multimedia: Design and Development
Code : EDUC70510 (70510) Credit rating: 15 Semester : 2
This unit aims to:
develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the role of multimedia in teaching and learning;
provide opportunities to analyse and critically reflect on relevant research and theory in relevant subject areas and make use of it to inform the evaluation and development of multimedia materials for the classroom or online;
provide the opportunity for the development of relevant skills in the development of multimedia learning materials.
Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:
reflect critically on the choice of development tools and methods of delivery for the materials;
situate the material within the broader context of research on multimedia and the role of technology in education and society.
critically evaluate web-based teaching and learning according to principles established from an understanding of relevant research and theory;
demonstrate the application of advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant research and theory to the design of multimedia materials.
design effective multimedia materials for an education context specified by the participants;
select, or create and make use of appropriate digital media.
On successful completion of this course unit, participants should have developed:
enhanced skills in academic literacies including academic presentation, information processing (on- and offline) and online networking;
enhanced skills in designing and developing multimedia;
enhanced skills in using information and communication technologies (ICT);
enhanced skills in interpersonal and intercultural communication;
autonomy and enhanced metacognitive strategies with regard to study skills and further professional development
An overview of relevant literature and rationale for the development of a piece of digital learning material. Word length 2500 weighting within the unit 50%
Creation of digital learning materials for a particular learning context weighting within the unit 50%
Pre-requisite for this unit is a good understanding of the design of educational courseware either gathered through experience or by taking the course unit EDUC70220 Evaluation and Design of Educational Courseware. A good level of ICT proficiency either on PC or Mac.
This course unit looks at the design and development of course level multimedia materials (text, audio, video, animation); exploring the role such materials might play in various classroom modalities (face-to-face, self-access and online). Participants will review existing materials and explore the literature and research available in this area. They will also develop a range of skills in the development of multimedia materials making use of a variety of digital tools.
Semester 2 on-site; Semester 2 by distance (usually in Year 2). In 2010/2011 this will also be available in Semester 1 by distance mode only.
This course unit is taught using a variety of different tools. For face-to-face (onsite) students in Manchester there are 10 x 2 hour teaching sessions mixing together the input and discussion of ideas as well as practical skills based sessions. There is a Blackboard space for discussion outside of the class and a linked blog with accompanying materials. For distance learners, there is a set of input texts, videos and forum tasks which support the students through the learning process. These are accessed via Blackboard, they also access to the course unit blog.
Alessi, S. M., Trollip, S. R. (2001) Multimedia for learning: methods and development. (3rd Edition). Allyn and Bacon.
Clark, R. C. and Mayer, E.E. (2003) E-Learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning. Pfeiffer.
Coorough, C. and Shuman, J. (2006) Multimedia for the web revealed. Boston, Ma: Thompson.
Ivers, K. S. & Barron, A. E. (2005) Multimedia projects in education: Designing, producing and assessing. USA: Libraries Unlimited Inc.
Phillips, B. (1997) The Developers handbook to interactive multimedia. London: Kogan Page.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, System, the British Journal of Educational Technology, Computers and Education, Language Learning and Technology, the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Technology Research and Development, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Tech Trends, Innovate.