The Educational Potential of Multimedia Authoring as a Part of the Earth Science Curriculum A Case Study
Nira Orion, Yaniva Dubowski, J.T. Dodick December 2000 Journal of Research in Science Teaching v37 n10 p1121-1153

This article from the Journal of Research in Science Teaching assesses the potential of multimedia authoring as a learning tool. Grade 12 earth science students were provided with basic background information about earthquakes and then asked to do an in-depth independent project on a topic related to earthquakes. Once completed, the students presented their projects using the multimedia software ASTOUND. Assessment tools used by instructors to measure success were questionnaires, interviews, observations, concept mapping, and an analysis of the multimedia presentation. The findings showed that an integration of laboratory exercises, field trips, and an independent study project could lead to meaningful learning.

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Subject: Education, :Assessment:Concept Map, Education:Assessment
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Incorporating Research Experiences, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential
Topics: Education, :Assessment, Assessment:Concept Map, Other Assessment Type