Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will consider the educational possibilities of using multimedia for learning. Building on the grounding in multimedia developed for their own learning in first year, this subject explores a range of multimedia forms for teaching and learning, including intuitive and accessible computer software programs and other emerging technologies. Building participants' confidence to include multimedia within their various teaching and learning contexts underpin the subject. Linked with the practical applications of multimedia, students will consider theoretical concepts related to multimedia, design, teaching and learning.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1PAL or enrolled in course AZAAE or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBlogs, wikis, podcasts and other powerful tools for classrooms,RecommendedRichardson, W.2ND EDN, CORWIN 2009
ReadingsThe Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning,RecommendedMayer, R. E.CUP 2005

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
multimedia presentation (750 word equivalent)20
one 1250-word reflective essay on theory, process and learning30
production of e-portfolio component (2000 word equivalent)50