Multimedia Instructional Tools and Student Learning In a Computer Applications Course
Advances in technology and changes in educational strategies have resulted in the integration of technology in the classroom. Multimedia instructional tools (MMIT) provide student-centered active-learning instructional activities. MMITs are common in introductory computer applications courses based on the premise that MMITs should increase student learning. This study examined the use of MMIT in an introductory computer applications course to determine if a significant relationship existed between the level of use of the MMIT and student learning. Subjects included students enrolled in an online introductory computer applications course at one southeastern university. The researchers used descriptive statistics to demonstrate students' use of the MMIT and used pre and post-course test scores to determine changes in learning. This study revealed no significant impact on student learning based on level of use of the MMIT grader assignments or training activities. A significant difference was found for the level of use of MMIT quizzes.
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education
(2015). Multimedia Instructional Tools and Student Learning In a Computer Applications Course. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 11(2), 57-67.
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