Multimedia Systems

Reflection on proposals, literature review and possible portfolio work

I would like to present virtually at Ed-Media, and am also looking at INTED2020 as a virtual presentation. I am looking at a few other conferences regionally that are more zoned for medical and health science education, as well as TXDLA 2020. On the other hand, even though it fits well with my longstanding interest in modality, media and open educational resources for development … I am not sure how the literature review I am…

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Multimedia Systems

Reflecting on our recent presentations on media in learning technologies, over the last 80 years

What did you learn about the research methods and findings from this period? What do people in our field view as most important from that period? Do you see parallels today? Our group studied research methods and findings through the 1970s; instead of parallels we have more “sequels” – for instance, instead of educational television and radio, our field looks more at digital media. Instead of Cold war fears spurring educational funding and soul-searching, the…

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Multimedia Systems

Reflection on video games and existing understanding of historical use of educational media

My experience with video games has, from the beginning, been two-fold: with certain game experiences being earmarked for fun and enjoyment, and others more explicitly connected to the expectation of learning. As I have been working with my group colleagues and delving into the history of multimedia and instructional media, it has been impossible not to reconsider the technological breakthroughs and attitudes I lived through in the last decade of 1940-1990. In 1983, when my…

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microlecture multimedia Multimedia Systems Richard Mayer Roxana Moreno

Reflection on best, worst multimedia experiences and … the microlecture!

In reflecting on the best and worst multimedia learning experiences we’ve had…  OK, first off, bar none, the worst multimedia I have ever seen is ophthalmology surgery videos produced for residents and doctors. You can’t unsee that stuff! Blah! I worked for about two years on a pilot project with ophthalmologists, and they just forget sometimes that the average person does not do eyeball surgeries all day. However, I was a constant font of amusement…

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