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Decentralised multimedia development by the content experts

Cord-Ruwisch, R. (1997) Decentralised multimedia development by the content experts. In: 14th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), 7 - 10 December, Perth, Western Australia



This paper describes the possibility to develop interactive educational material by the content expert (teacher). It is suggested to develop small modules of flexible material that can be easily changed similar to traditional lecture presentations. The features of such material include:
• Learning by problem solving and application of knowledge (constructing knowledge).
• Easy internet on-line implementation of software pieces via Shockwave technology. At the same time CD-Rom versions of the same programs can be marketed.
• Integrated assessment by progress tracking and uploading via the web.
• Feel of ownership (avoiding the ìnot invented here syndromeî) of the program by the teacher.
• Possible exchangeability of small modules between different courses.
• Built in recording of student comments for improving and debugging program for the next year
• Facilitated input by students (over a year by year updating).
• Teachers develop expertise in using the modern and effective teaching tools.
• Teachers can put into practice much more effectively than before the educational principles learned from staff development sessions such as (self paced learning, problem based learning, deep learning, constructive learning).
• Student feedback (questionnaire) indicated that > 85% of students found the program modules were more effective and more ìfunî learning than traditional methods

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Copyright: © Ralf Cord-Ruwisch
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