Exploring user interfaces to improve learning outcomes

John Hedberg, B HARPER, C BROWN, RM Corderoy

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Abstract

The concept of information landscapes has been a constant theme in the development of interactive multimedia packages. For the interface and access to this information to be effective and efficient, consideration must be given to the cognitive load placed on the user. Improvement in learning outcomes can be supported by allowing students to focus on metacognitive processes as a component of performance support built into the interface. The renewed interest in student-centred learning environments and the move to constructivist paradigms place responsibility for learning firmly within the control of the student, but this responsibility fan only result in improved learning when appropriate support is available and the necessary skills can be developed with students. This paper examines these issues in the context of the development of a CD-ROM-based interactive multimedia package, Investigating Lake Iluka, and reviews evaluation of the learning outcomes from initial use of the package.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive multimedia in university education: designing for change in teaching and learning
EditorsK Beattie, C McNaught, S Wills
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherElsevier
Pages15-29
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0444820779
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventIFIP TC3/WG3.2 Working Conference on the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Interactive Multimedia in University Settings - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 Jul 19948 Jul 1994

Publication series

NameIFIP TRANSACTIONS A-COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBL B V
Volume59
ISSN (Print)0926-5473

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC3/WG3.2 Working Conference on the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Interactive Multimedia in University Settings
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period6/07/948/07/94

Keywords

  • MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • COMPUTER USES IN EDUCATION

Cite this

Hedberg, J., HARPER, B., BROWN, C., & Corderoy, RM. (1994). Exploring user interfaces to improve learning outcomes. In K. Beattie, C. McNaught, & S. Wills (Eds.), Interactive multimedia in university education: designing for change in teaching and learning (pp. 15-29). (IFIP TRANSACTIONS A-COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Vol. 59). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.