Implementation and Assessment of Multimedia Learning Tools – EDUC 734

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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.




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 implications of the implementation of those tools as well as how to correctly assess their use.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of terms associated with implementation and assessment of multimedia learning tools.
  2. Synthesize concepts regarding the effect of multimedia learning tools implementation and assessment on educational practice by critically engaging current literature.
  3. Develop a sound pedagogical plan with respect to planning for the proper integration of multimedia components.
  4. Use emerging multimedia technologies in professional and pedagogical practice.
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with proper and effective assessment practices as related to the use of multimedia technology.

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread is to be 400 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.

Comparative Critique of 5 Articles (4)

The candidate will write four comparative critiques of 5 articles each. The first critique will address articles in the general category of the integration of multimedia in a learning technology environment. The second critique will address articles that deal with either the “multimedia principle” or the “contiguity principal” found in Clark and Mayer. The third critique will address articles that deal with either the “modality principle” or the “redundancy principal” found in Clark and Mayer.  The final critique will address the proper assessment of multimedia as used in learning environments.  Each of these four comparative critiques must be at least 4-6 pages in addition to the title and reference pages. The critique must be submitted as a Word document in APA format, however, an abstract is not required.

Research Project: Paper

The candidate will write a paper regarding the application of a particular application of multimedia (i.e. graphics, audio, video, virtual reality, etc.) in a learning environment including the development of a pedagogically sound plan of a 10 minute lesson. Included must be the proper methodology of assessment of that particular media. The paper will be 10–12 pages not including the title, abstract and reference pages and be supported by at least 10 scholarly sources. Sources dealing with educational technology should be within 5 years. The paper must be submitted as a Word document in current APA format.

Research Project: Presentation

The candidate will prepare a presentation based on the research paper as would be conducted at a conference. The presentation will be submitted as a 30 to 40 minute video and must include the teaching of the lesson plan. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc. The presentation must be supported by the literature, however, citations can be in the form of simply mentioning the source in the narration. A reference list must be provided at the end of the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Blackboard.