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ERIC Number: EJ1005990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Design Interactive: A Nonlinear, Multimedia Approach to Teaching Introduction to Visual Communication and Principles of Design
Palilonis, Jennifer; Butler, Darrell; Leidig-Farmen, Pamela
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v22 n1 p63-79 Feb 2013
As online teaching techniques continue to evolve, new opportunities surface for research and insight regarding best practices for the development and implementation of interactive, multimedia teaching and learning tools. These tools are particularly attractive for courses that lend themselves to a rich media approach. Such is the case for visual communication curricula due to the visual nature of course content and the fact that students in visual communication courses tend to be very open to tactile visually oriented learning tools. To test these notions, a team of multimedia developers at a Midwest university created a media interface for educational multimedia. Then, a text titled "Design Interactive" was developed within this framework and administered in several sections of a 100-level visual communication course for journalism students. Students' attitudes about the text were solicited, and test scores were compared to previous iterations of the course in which "Design Interactive" was not used. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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