Multiple representations in multimedia materials: an issue of literacy

Sankey, Michael (2005) Multiple representations in multimedia materials: an issue of literacy. In: Interactive multimedia in education and training. Idea Group Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 135-157. ISBN 1-59140-393-6

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This paper will report on a current research project being conducted at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), involving the development of a multimedia version of an existing print based course. Specifically, it will investigate relevant instructional design (ID) issues and reflect on the research that has informed this project. These issues include, firstly, the concepts involved in catering for a multiliterate clientele and how the use of multiple representations may enhance learning opportunities for students. Secondly it will investigate the cognitive constraints experienced in displaying and representing information in multiple ways and whether providing users with a level of interactive choice is beneficial to their cognition. Finally, in the light of this investigation an appropriate instructional design response will be suggested and demonstrated, limited only by the print medium of this paper.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:28
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 01:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimedia versions; multimedia materials; literacy
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080603 Conceptual Modelling
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 > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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