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ERIC Number: ED409871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Multimedia Matrix: A Cognitive Strategy for Designers.
Sherry, Annette C.
This instructional development project evaluates the effect of a matrix-based strategy to assist multimedia authors in acquiring and applying principles for effective multimedia design. The Multimedia Matrix, based on the Park and Hannafin "Twenty Principles and Implications for Interactive Multimedia" design, displays a condensed version of those principles. Space is provided for students to generate their own responses to the presence or absence of elements as they evaluate multimedia modules before and after they begin their own designs. Formative evaluation of the project is based on qualitative and quantitative data reflecting perceptions toward the matrix-based approach of graduate students (n=17) enrolled in a course containing a multimedia authoring component. Their perceptions toward the Matrix-based authoring instructional design and student and evaluator analyses of the students' subsequent multimedia productions are presented and analyzed in relation to the effectiveness of applying two versions of the Multimedia Matrix. Focusing students' attention on specific content structure has shown indications of increasing structural knowledge and retention and keeping students on task. For the task of authoring, the Matrix used to support learning has the potential to decrease demands made on the mental effort the student must expend on remembering authoring "Principles" and to increase effort toward authoring content. Implications for future application and investigation of the Matrix is provided. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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