ERIC Number: ED454040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-2
Practical Multimedia Courseware Design for Learner's Difficulties in Chemical Education.
Tsoi, Mun Fie; Goh, Ngoh Khang; Chia, Lian Sai
The designing of multimedia chemistry courseware is a complex and challenging task for many instructional developers and writers especially in the initial stage of the prototype to be developed. As such, this paper provides insights gained into some practical design considerations in developing a multimedia courseware in chemical education at secondary school level. It concentrates on the early stage of the development process and specific design tips or guidelines based on practical pedagogical experiences in courseware design and storyboard. Among the seven major chemistry topics covered by the courseware as modules, two important modules, namely organic chemistry and experimental techniques are selected to illustrate some salient design issues that are related to certain important learning principles. The three understanding levels (macro, micro, and symbolic) related to learners' difficulties in learning chemistry will also be addressed in the development of the courseware. Implications for designing chemistry courseware, which emerge as a result of the design issues considered will also be discussed in the context of both the multimedia producer and writer. (Contains 21 references and 4 figures.) (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Secondary Education, Thinking Skills
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/ts099349.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (Melbourne, Australia, November 29-December 2, 1999).