edu2lms learning multimedia




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students consider the educational possibilities of using multimedia for learning. Building on the grounding in multimedia developed for their own learning in first year,students explore 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 consider theoretical concepts related to multimedia, design, teaching and learning.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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. (2009)2ND EDN, CORWIN
ReadingsThe Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning,RecommendedMayer, R. E. (2005)CUP
ReadingsTransforming Learning with ICT: Making It HappenRecommendedFinger, G., Glenn, R., Jamieson-Proctor, R. & Russell, N.PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse theories and current research in the field of multimedia for educative purposes

Students are required to read widely based on ICT and multimedia readings posted on LMS

02. Explore the practical potential of learning through the use of multimedia and a range of software programs

Students explore classroom use of multimedia through the use of software programs and Web 2.0 technologies

03. Develop, refine and enhance their own techniques and skills in using multimedia for learning in their practice

Students are required to collaborate with others and develop further their ICT skills and techniques through building educational multimedia elements suitable for the classroom environment.

04. Demonstrate ability in using and linking multimedia, information technologies and software programs to their respective teaching and learning environments.

Students are required to develop multimedia presentations based on using ICT and dedicated software programs suitable for teaching and learning environments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Powell

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 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.
"Menzies Computer Lab"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
multimedia presentation (1250 word equivalent)Peer Assessment based upon dedicated Rubric3002, 03, 04
one 1000-word reflective essay on theory, process and learningAssessment based on Rubric2001, 02, 03, 04
production of e-portfolio component (2000 word equivalent)Students are required to include multimedia elements into their ePortfolio5002, 03, 04