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The physical world: multimedia physics at a distance

Rosewell, Jonathan; Thomson, Fiona and Blake, Canan (2001). The physical world: multimedia physics at a distance. In: Computers and Learning 2001: Learning across the ages - looking back and looking forwards, 2 - 4 April 2001, University of Warwick.

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S207 The Physical World is a new introductory Physics course produced by an Open University course team and studied at a distance by over 500 students each year. It covers a broad syllabus and acts as a foundation to honours level courses. The course as a whole is a mixed media course including books, video, and software. About 20 of 450 study hours are delivered as multimedia CD-ROMs.

We review the range of multimedia packages produced for the course, and focus on the use of audio supported tutorials. We present some evaluation of students’ use of the material. Evaluation methods included developmental testing with observation and interviews, questionnaires during course delivery, and an end-of-course survey.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Other Departments > Learning and Teaching Solutions
Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 13080
Depositing User: Jonathan Rosewell
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 16:31
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 12:10
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