Still one size does not fit all: even using a multimodal approach to teaching a core communications course

Sankey, Michael and Kiernan, Eleanor (2007) Still one size does not fit all: even using a multimodal approach to teaching a core communications course. In: 10th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference: Regenerate, Engage, Experiment, 4-6 July 2007, Brisbane, Australia.


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[Abstract]: Research by Sankey and Kiernan (2006) recently explored the value of multimodal CD-based course materials for first year external university students studying a core communication course. These materials were positively received overall and added significantly to the first year study experience. Since 2006, these materials were also made available to on-campus students. The authors consequently extended the research to include on-campus students and expanded the research instruments to collect more extensive qualitative data. Students also completed a learning styles questionnaire to gauge whether there was any discernable correlation between their perceptions of the multimodal study materials and their preferred approach to learning. Results revealed that students overall preferred the CD-based materials but given a choice also wanted ready access to printed materials. Only 10 percent of students wanted only print.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimodal course materials; learning styles; CD-based; first year students
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development

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