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Title: An assessment of the design of multimedia Instructions in multimedia learning for distance learning: a case study of The Institute of Distance Learning - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Authors: Prempeh, Benjamin
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2016
Abstract: The synergy of technology and education has paved way for e-learning and multimedia learning to become an acceptable method of learning, especially in online distance education. This has resulted in the growth in the use, as well as the need for the design and development of more multimedia instructional content fit for different online learning environments. However, disparities between the theory and practice shows that multimedia online courses are not designed to fully support multimedia learning. This study therefore investigated the design of media content in multimedia learning to explore the contributions of media elements in course for online distant learning, with particular reference to learners in online distance environments. Using a single case study technique, the research explored how the integration of multimedia elements in online course design contributes to learning through a qualitative inquiry. Interviews and documents were used to gather subjective data for analysis. The principles of multimedia learning based on the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning offered the lens through which the impact of media elements on learning was perceived. The analysis result of the collected data suggest that, media elements that are used in multimedia-based resources in distance education programmes are perceived to be significant in maximising learning for students. The study found video media to be preferred as compared to other media elements. Also, the use of other media such as animation, audio and interactive simulation has not been fully explored to be used in supporting learning through multimedia. There were significant understanding of how media elements contribute in creating an interactive environment for learning online and at distance. Thus, the study investigates the characteristics and contribution of multimedia elements in course design for online distant learning.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Communication Design, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Built Environments in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Communication Design, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9016
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