Individual differences? Using vodcasts as a blended learning strategy. An Action Research project

This is the outline plan for an Action Research project for #mscmmel.  I have posted it so that any critical friends can comment.  I need all the help I can get, believe me!

CONTEXT

Teaching:

I work in a FE college in the UK, where I teach the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) syllabus from Level 1 to 4.…

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Design Project Rationale

This design project has been designed for students studying Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3.  The syllabus consists of six units, which are based on acquiring the knowledge and practical skills required by employers. The ability to use spread-sheets is a fundamental work skill for accountants, and the AAT have included the new unit ‘Using Spreadsheet Software’ at the request of employers who need employees to be IT literate.…

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Multimedia Affordances Learning

 

 Mini Project 4 of Assignment 1 (MMEL)

This mini project will discuss research into cognitive theory and analyse application of the principles of multimedia affordances through a multimedia artefact (Health & Safety).

Mayer (2003) argues that in order to encourage deeper learning it is not the learning environment that is important, rather it is the learners ability to cognitively process the learning material.  It is, therefore, important to understand the nature of learning, and design multimedia learning materials which promote that cognitive process.   Mayer (2003) suggests a framework for multimedia learning which considers three assumptions suggested by cognitive science: the dual channel assumption, the limited capacity assumption, and the active learning assumption.

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Design Project

This design project was produced for the ‘Understanding elearning’ unit of  MSc Multimedia and elearning. It consists of a series of video tutorials for using spreadsheets.  They were created using Camtasia Studio software, and follow principles for instructional design.   This will be discussed in the design project rationale, to follow.…

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