To work with multimedia, three factors that I always take into consideration are the learning outcomes, learner’s characteristics, and the environment in which the instruction or training take place. The goal or learning objectives will drive what type of media should be used in the instruction. Learner’s learning styles and prior knowledge play an important role in selecting a media. Learners with little prior knowledge will benefit from different instructional methods than learners who are relatively experienced. Delivery platform, computer network, budget, time, and management expectations are also important factors when working with multimedia.

Multimedia is often integrated to E-Learning products. E-Learning described as an instruction delivered on a computer by way of CD-ROM, Internet, or Intranet with relevant content to the objectives, multimedia use, and new knowledge and skills building. When designing an e-learning project, I used a storyboard to plan and design the program structure, navigation, interactivity, multimedia placement, and scripts. It is necessary to plan them all out before the development phase starts. The storyboard needs to have enough details in order to allow other team members to see a big picture and the design details, as well as to keep everyone on the same page. A storyboard can be created quickly and easily using common software application, such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop.

My recent work of a tutorial video can be viewed below.

  • Multimedia Example

    This video tutorial was developed in Camtasia Studio. The slide presentation and some of the graphics were developed in Microsoft PowerPoint. Adobe Photoshop was used to design and develop a flow chart and edit images. Screenshots were created by using SnagIt. Audio narration files were edited in Audacity.

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