Implementation and Assessment of Multimedia Learning Tools – EDUC 734

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/12/2023

Course Description

This course addresses assessment and evaluation of learning tools in instructional design and technology. It looks at how best to integrate, design, and administer learning tools within the classroom no matter the learning environment. Students will research about multimedia learning tools and identify solutions to address performance gaps within educational settings.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Learning environments that utilize educational technology such as online learning and computer-based instruction are naturally afforded the opportunity to utilize numerous forms of multimedia such as text, graphics, sound, video, and virtual reality. Educators must be knowledgeable of not only the variety of multimedia tools available, but of the pedagogical and andragogical implications in the implementation and assessment of those tools.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Candidate Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each discussion. Each thread is to be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 colleagues’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words. (CLO: A, B)

Journal Critique Assignments (4)

The candidate will write four journal critiques that compares and contrasts four published studies in multimedia. The first critique will address studies in the general category of the integration of multimedia in a learning technology environment. The second critique will address studies that deal with either the “multimedia principle” or the “contiguity principle” found in Clark and Mayer. The third critique will address studies that deal with either the “modality principle” or the “redundancy principle” found in Clark and Mayer. The final critique will address the proper assessment of multimedia as used in learning environments. The length of each of these four journal critiques is 6-8 pages excluding the title and reference pages. The critique must be submitted as a Word document in current APA format, however, an abstract is not required. (CLO: B)

Research Project: Paper Assignment

The candidate will write a paper on one of the issues regarding the use of multimedia in an educational setting. Choose a narrow focus that emerged from the readings and preparation for the four Journal Critique Assignments. The research support for this paper is primarily from these critiques. The paper will be 10–12 pages excluding the title, abstract, and reference pages and be supported by at least 10 scholarly sources. Sources dealing with educational technology and multimedia should be within 5 years. The paper must be submitted as a Word document in current APA format. (CLO: A, B, C)

Research Project: Presentation Assignment

The candidate will prepare a presentation based on the research paper or a related topic as would be conducted at a conference. The presentation will be submitted as a 30 to 35 minute video. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, Camtasia, among others. The presentation must be supported by current literature by including citations in the slides and referencesmade to them in the narration. A reference list must be submitted with the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Canvas. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)