Effective approaches to designing multimedia methods of teaching and learning quantitative subjects

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2004) Effective approaches to designing multimedia methods of teaching and learning quantitative subjects. In: 5th Asia-Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference , 12-15 Dec 2004, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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Recent advances in Information Technology and its applications have certainly made an important contribution to our learning and information sharing. The Internet, in particular, has taken us to different heights in terms of information storage and communication.
A general comparison of the current computers’ capabilities with the ones 20/30 years ago, would demonstrate the modern computers’ significant contribution to teaching and learning. For instance, we can collect data in multimedia format from various sources, analyse it and create multimedia presentations to be given to students. These presentations can also be, at very low costs (or no costs to the user), sent to several people around the world. Hence, we are in a very good position to utilise the technology and incorporate different types of media (text, sound and vision) into the teaching and learning materials.
As part of a research project by the author, a number of surveys on learning style preferences were carried out on different groups of students at different international universities. The findings have indicated that visual features play a very important role in learning and teaching. The main purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of using visual features, anecdotes and analogies in developing multimedia-teaching materials for quantitative subjects.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No indication of copyright restrictions. http://www.asor.asn.au/apiems2004/topic.php?no=14
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 12:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimedia, anecdotes, analogies, learning style preferences
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6694

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