ERIC Number: EJ726272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 33
Multimedia in a Science Learning Environment
Srinivasan, Sribhagyam; Crooks, Steven
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v14 n2 p151-167 Apr 2005
This article presents a review of the literature on multimedia learning in science. It is no small matter that teachers value using technology, more specifically multimedia, in teaching. But this interest falls far short when it comes to application. Why is it so? This article tries to find the reasons behind this dichotomy. Then, research from science related areas that addresses important issues relevant to multimedia design in conjunction with Mayer's theories is presented. Finally, examples of research involving effective science learning experiences for students with multimedia is presented, and directions for future research are shown. The purpose of this article is to encourage research in order to expand the use of multimedia in the sciences by overcoming the weaknesses that exist at present.
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Science Education, Educational Environment, Literature Reviews, Science Experiments, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Multimedia Instruction, Scientific Principles
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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