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Pre Service Teachers Authoring Multimedia: A Project-Based Learning Approach.

, , , Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


At Universiti Sains Malaysia in Malaysia, Multimedia Authoring is a compulsory course for pre service teachers majoring in Interactive Multimedia. Besides acquiring theoretical knowledge on multimedia authoring, student teachers are required to produce a multimedia project during the course. This paper reports the findings of an experiment on a new approach to teaching multimedia authoring to pre service teachers. In the past, multimedia authoring methods such as using modules, text-books, templates, tutorials, demonstrations and lectures have been used. In the present method termed the project-based learning approach to multimedia authoring, pre service teachers were provided with various learning resources required to author a multimedia project. They worked in groups of three to four students. As the students developed their project, they maintained a reflective journal of their experiences. The students indeed had a very rich learning experience and produced excellent multimedia projects some of which will be show-cased during the presentation.


Muniandy, B., Fong, S.F. & Mohamad, R. (2008). Pre Service Teachers Authoring Multimedia: A Project-Based Learning Approach. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3853-3857). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 19, 2018 from .


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