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ERIC Number: ED357062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Student Motivation and Learning Styles in a Multimedia Learning Environment.
Peterson, Norman K.; Sellers, Darlene
To begin to implement a multimedia teaching and learning component in the teacher education curriculum of the University of Wyoming (Laramie), a pilot study was conducted in the summer of 1992 to attempt to identify teaching and learning issues related to computer-enhanced multimedia instructional platforms. Subjects were seven middle school or junior high school students attending a 3-week course to acquaint students with the application of multimedia tools to specific learning outcomes. Presentations developed by the students involved use of computer software as well as video and audio editing, image scanning, and digitalized video imaging. A formative evaluation of the project was based on student experience, motivation, and expectations with regard to the learning environment. Student learning style was ascertained at the beginning of the workshop. Three students worked alone, and four worked in pairs. The study was not of sufficient size to answer questions about the efficacy of the multimedia learning stations, but it does highlight difficulties in cooperative learning caused when students have different learning styles. Student learning styles should be a consideration in the formation of cooperative teams. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A