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Recommended Citation: Defazio, J.  An Innovative Approach for Developing Multimedia Learning Modules.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §34a.

An Innovative Approach for Developing Multimedia Learning Modules

Joseph Defazio    [a1] [a2]
Department of New Media
Purdue University Indianapolis    [u1] [u2]
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

This paper presents an innovative approach for developing multimedia-learning modules. Using a constructivist approach, this innovative multimedia design model will demonstrate that purposeful content and supplemental instructional materials or Multimedia Learning Modules can be developed within the context of formative evaluation. In addition, I have included a case study that demonstrates that having students develop learning modules builds on previous knowledge and adds to the learning experience. The goal of multimedia in education is to immerse students in a multi-sensory environment. Multimedia has the ability to capture the attention of the learner using visual and auditory stimulus, through sound, text, video, colors, animation and graphics. The goal of developing Multimedia Learning Modules is to engage the designer (and student) in the learning process through entertaining and participative learning. This enables and promotes the transfer and infusion of knowledge while promoting considerable opportunities toward the efficiency and effectiveness of learning.

Keywords: multimedia, learning modules, constructivist, new media, instructional design

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