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Design of Educational Multimedia A Review of Literature

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The transition from text-based computer systems with a narrow band of interactivity, to multimedia systems with much broader potential for interaction, has urged designers to consider human-factor issues to increase usability. In terms of machine intelligence, multimedia technology is no different from earlier text-based systems. But in terms of human use, there is a strong need for the development of guidelines in designing those systems and more research is required in this field. This section starts by highlighting some multimedia design issues such as design layers, navigation, interactivity, and user control, then the researcher describes three categories of multimedia design, which are: learning design, interface design, and screen design. The summary highlights important issues for consideration by multimedia designers, pitfalls to be avoided, and areas where more research is needed.


Al-Hunaiyyan, A., Hewitt, J., Jones, S. & Messer, D. (2000). Design of Educational Multimedia A Review of Literature. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 69-75). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .



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