The Educational Potential of Multimedia Authoring as a Part of the Earth Science Curriculum A Case Study
N. Orion, Y. Dubowski, and J. Dodick 2000 Journal of Research in Science Teaching v37(10), p1127-1153

This study assesses the educational potential of multimedia authoring using ASTOUND multimedia software. Thirty-two grade 12 students in an environmental course that included background instruction, laboratory experiments and field trips about earthquakes conducted research projects and presented them with ASTOUND. It was found that meaningful learning took place during laboratory exercises, field trips and independent projects, but the use of the multimedia program did not strongly contribute to knowledge acquisition.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Report
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water quality/chemistry, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry