PsyCLE project: Educational multimedia for conceptual understanding

Nick Hammond, Jean McKendree, Will Reader, Annie Trapp, Peter Scott

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    Abstract

    PsyCLE is a three-year project involving over 30 universities to develop computer-based material for introductory psychology courses. The project, now nearing completion, has developed a wide range of multimedia resources and courseware. Our goal has been to find tasks which support more active learning than traditional hypertext and which encourage the student to form a deep understanding of concepts under study. Thus, rather than relying on presentational tutorials, the developments focus on interactive tasks (such as simulations of classic experiments), illustrative case study material (such as video clips of patients) and tools to support critical thinking and analysis (such as concept-mapping). We discuss the rationale for the approach we have adopted, describe selected aspects of the developed resources and issues arising from their evaluation and use to date.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition
    Pages447-456
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9780897917513
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    Event3rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 1995 - San Francisco, CA, USA
    Duration: 5 Nov. 19959 Nov. 1995

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the ACM International Multimedia Conference and Exhibition

    Conference

    Conference3rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 1995
    CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
    Period5/11/959/11/95

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