Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
June 27, 2001
6.740.1 - 6.740.15
Multimedia Web-based Resources for Engineering Education: The Media Design and Assessment Laboratory at UMR
Vicki M. Eller, Steve E. Watkins, Richard H. Hall, Joel Balestra, Asha S. Rao University of Missouri-Rolla
The design, development, and assessment of web-based multimedia learning resources are important aspects of engineering education. The Media Design and Assessment Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Rolla was established to facilitate the interaction between web designers and content providers. It was created under the auspices of the Instructional Software Development Center. This paper will discuss design philosophy in terms of the identification of fundamental concepts, development steps, and assessment implementation within the context of ongoing projects. These projects include modules for an optics curriculum, tutorials for an interdisciplinary course, and interactive software for a basic engineering course.
The objective of this paper is to discuss the development philosophy of the Media Design and Assessment Laboratory1 (MDAL) at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). The purpose of the MDAL is to facilitate the interaction between multimedia developers and content providers. The goal of the MDAL is to provide faculty with the classroom-enhancing multimedia tools that will best suit the needs of the students as well as the faculty. The MDAL was formed under the auspices of the Instructional Software Development Center and is supported by several departments and faculty. Some current projects include: the Smart Engineering Website2, the Applied Optics Laboratory tutorials, PsychConnections3, basic engineering interactive software, and Blackboard initiation and support for the campus. There are also workshops and a credit class provided by the MDAL staff in web and media design.
The development philosophy is modeled by three primary objectives interrelated as shown in Figure 1. The first objective is the identification of fundamental concepts and the delineation of concept interrelation. During this process the goals of the multimedia-learning tool are developed with the content provider s help and then the concepts are incorporated into manageable modules and related to each other. The second objective is development of the concept modules. Each module should incorporate foundational information, demonstrate potential applications, and link content with other modules. The final objective is the assessment
Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2001, American Society for Engineering Education
Eller, V., & Watkins, S., & Hall, R., & Balestra, J., & Rao, A. (2001, June), Multimedia Web Based Resources For Engineering Education: The Media Design And Assessment Laboratory At Umr Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9586
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