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Does multimedia based instructional and evaluation process improve the performance of undergraduate university students in skill based courses? : A Case Study

Nazir, MI Jawid and Rizvi , Aftab Haider and V Pujeri, Ramachandra Does multimedia based instructional and evaluation process improve the performance of undergraduate university students in skill based courses? : A Case Study. In: 10th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford.

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Abstract

Digital media has a very imperative role to play in teaching – learning process. Digital media helps a learner to acquire knowledge in face to face interaction, distance mode and self-learning medium. The objective of this study was to compare the learners’ performance in two different examination environment i.e. traditional assessment methods verses multimedia based online environment. A traditional assessment method includes written examination and multimedia based online examination, where exams are well supported with pictures, graphics, audio, video, simulation etc. During this research work, students have chosen the subjects like Personal Computer Systems, Network Administration and Computer Networks. One group of students was selected who opted the same courses which have been taught in two different environments. After completion of the course, an examination was conducted to evaluate the knowledge base. These students have been assessed in both environments. This study reveals the interesting findings that the teaching and assessment methods play a significant role in improving students' learning, encourage good study strategies and improve motivation level. Teaching and assessment methods using multimedia were found to be very effective in the study and considered better methods than the traditional procedures in skill based courses. A surprise test in the same subject was conducted after a year to test the long-term retention of the knowledge acquired over a period of time, and it has been observed that the multimedia based instructional and testing procedures produce a commanding impact on the long-term memory of the learner.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > Dubai Campus > Information Science
Depositing User: Admin MU Dubai
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 17:08
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 17:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142371

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