ERIC Number: ED428760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Project-Based Multimedia Instruction. Fastback 445.
Foshay, John D.
The purpose of this fastback is to provide a primer on developing project-based multimedia instruction. The first section discusses reasons for using multimedia, including advantages to be gained instructionally from teachers using multimedia and--from the standpoint of active learning--from students using multimedia. How authoring programs work is discussed in the second section, and the following main components of developing a multimedia presentation are summarized: researching the subject matter, writing text, acquiring media, and assembling the presentation. The next section focuses on designing multimedia projects, including content assessment, technology assessment, self-assessment, the authoring process, and time, tests and trial runs. The fourth section describes the process of acquiring media files, including images, sounds, and animation/videos. The fifth section briefly describes several multimedia projects that illustrate the potential for project-based instruction using multimedia in elementary, secondary, and higher education settings. The final section presents an interview with a high school English teacher on a multimedia-based project. A list of resources is provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Authoring Aids (Programming), Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Learning Activities, Material Development, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Research Foundation, Bloomington, IN.