Interactive multimedia PBL: design, development and evaluation

Albion, Peter (2009) Interactive multimedia PBL: design, development and evaluation. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-22089-6


Research has suggested that, despite support through policy and resource provision, information and communications technologies (ICTs) have made little impact on the practice of education and that limited teacher preparation for the use of ICTs represents a partial explanation. The purpose of this study was to investigate what form of professional education might be effective in preparing pre-service teachers to integrate ICTs into their teaching. Self-efficacy beliefs about teaching with computers were identified as a potentially significant source of influence on teachers’ use of ICTs for teaching. It was proposed that interactive multimedia using a problem-based learning design (IMM-PBL) should be an effective tool for increasing self-efficacy. Principles for the design of IMM-PBL were derived from the relevant literature.
An IMM-PBL package was designed and developed for delivery in a web browser format using content relevant to the integration of ICTs into teaching. Interviews with and sample responses prepared by computer-using teachers provided the basis for ensuring the relevance of content.
The completed materials were evaluated in use with a group of 24 final year pre-service teachers in a Queensland university. Participants in the trials reported that the materials were engaging and assisted their learning about integrating computers in their teaching. A statistically significant increase in self-efficacy for teaching with computers was found for users who had initially low self-efficacy for teaching with computers.
The principles proposed for IMM-PBL design were found to offer a practical basis for the development of effective learning materials. With further development, IMM-PBL promises to be a powerful and flexible approach to supporting learning for teachers and other professionals.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 08:44
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 03:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem-based learning; interactive multimedia; teacher education; self-efficacy; ICT integration
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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