How to develop 15 multimodal design heuristics in 3 easy (not) lessons

Sankey, Michael D. (2007) How to develop 15 multimodal design heuristics in 3 easy (not) lessons. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 3 (2). pp. 60-73.

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The necessity to establish a range of pedagogically sound delivery guidelines for the development of multimodal learning environments is proposed in this paper. To support this discussion a summary of findings from four research projects investigating three multimodal learning environments delivered at the University of Southern Queensland is used. These findings were also used to help refine a set of 15 multimodal design heuristics (or rules of thumb) to be considered when designing multimedia enhancements for learning environments. In proposing these heuristics, this paper attempts to contextualise the importance of multimodal delivery and considers how catering for a multiliterate clientele, by using a combination of multimedia enhancements, may improve the learning opportunities of students. The studies described in this paper also demonstrate that higher levels of student engagement are possible when using a range of multimedia enhancements in learning environments, whilst also maintaining a balance for more traditional learners.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright of articles is retained by authors. As this is an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. Paper originally presented at the 3rd International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning, 27-28th Sept, 2007.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimodal learning environments; design heuristics; multiliterate; learning modalities; learning styles; distance education; hybrid; transmodal; university; non-traditional learners; online; CD
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
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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