1st Edition

Designing Video and Multimedia for Open and Flexible Learning

By Jack Koumi Copyright 2006
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the most effective use of video and multimedia in open and distance learning. Illustrated throughout, it considers pedagogic design principles for the highest quality learning material, covering:

    • what to teach on video and how to teach it
    • when to choose and how to use other media for teaching
    • a framework of pedagogic design principles for video and multimedia
    • practical development advice for interactive multimedia.

    With insights into the comprehensive process of designing, developing and managing distance learning materials, this book will appeal to those involved in course development, educational video, audiovision and interactive multimedia design, as well as to students of general video and multimedia production.

    Study Guide: How You Might Use This Book  Part 1: Techniques and Teaching Functions that Exploit Video's Strengths, Adding Pedagogic Value  1. Video That Adds Cognitive Value or Skills Value  2. Video That Adds Experiential Value  3. Video That Adds Nurturing Value  Part 2: Optimal Media Selection and Deployment  4. Matching Media Attributes to Learning Tasks and Functions  Part 3: Pedagogic Screenwriting Principles for Video  5. Screenwriting for Video in Educational Multimedia: An Overview of the Screenwriting Principles  6. Screenwriting for Video in Educational Multimedia: In-Depth Coverage of the Screenwriting Principles  Part 4: Picture-Word Synergy for Audiovision and Multimedia  7. Principles of Picture-Word Synergy for Audiovision  8. Screenwriting Principles for a Multimedia Package - Picture Word Synergy for Mutltimedia With Audio Commentary


    Jack Koumi is a freelance consultant and trainer in the scripting and production of education media.   He has conducted over 50 training projects in educational media in 20 countries.  Previously he worked for the BBC Open University Production Centre, producing audio and video programmes in mathematics and science.

    "...the book is a must for educational television producers, course developers in distance teaching institutions, and anyone interested in the use of video and multimedia in teaching and learning. The guidelines in this book should make educational television more interesting and pedagogically useful, and initiate appropriate research designs to show its effectiveness" - Sanjaya Mishra, BJET, Vol 38, No 2 2007