Designing Multimedia Courseware for Personalized Learning

By Nor Azan Mat Zin and Halimah Badioze Zaman.

Published by The Design Collection

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This paper discusses the design and evaluation of an interactive multimedia courseware based on learning styles for personalized tutoring of mathematics. The different characteristics of learning styles were identified, and then mapped to the presentation structure and interface design of the software. In addition, learning content presentation was also designed based on contextual learning approach and information-processing theory. The prototype, using the topic ‘percentage’ was evaluated in a quasi-experimental pre and post-test case study involving thirty-five secondary school students. Results showed that personalized design based on individual learning style was effective in helping to increase learning gains.

Keywords: Learning Style, Cognitive Processing, Multimedia Courseware, Mathematics Learning

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.97-112. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.412MB).

Associate Prof.Dr. Nor Azan Mat Zin

Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Science, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM BANGI, Selangor, Malaysia

Nor Azan teaches at a research university, courses include animation and graphic technology, multimedia innovation and instructional design. Her research interests include edutainment software design, 2D/3D animation, serious games, multimedia applications and development informatic/ICT literacy.

Halimah Badioze Zaman

Professor, Department of Information Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Halimah is a professor in Multimedia in Education at the faculty of Information Science and Technology. Her research interests includes multimedia in education, literacy and e-learning.

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