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ERIC Number: EJ822683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
Approaches to Cell Biology: Developing Educational Multimedia
Heyden, Robin J.
Cell Biology Education, v3 n2 p93-98 Sum 2004
Educational research points to the effectiveness of using multimedia activities in instructional settings. The capacity for repetition, new methods for encouraging student exploration and discovery, assistance with complex and highly visual processes, and accommodation of a wider range of learning styles are all cited as key contributors to the effectiveness of these new tools. This essay begins with a survey of the most commonly used multimedia production software, comparing their advantages and disadvantages. Following that, the essay outlines the steps for getting started, suggests a typical product development pathway, and discusses the various roles (talents and skills) required to complete a multimedia project. A short section on how to effectively run a team and avoid common problems follows and then the essay concludes with an examination of the importance of evaluation. (Contains 3 figures and 18 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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