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IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Due Date: May 12, 2017
Notification to Authors: May 31, 2017
Journal Publication: July 15, 2017 onwards


EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Business, Humanities & Education
Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
CONTRIBUTION OF MULTIMEDIA COURSEWARE TOWARDS LEARNING IN OPEN DISTANCE-LEARNING
Author : Santhanadass Thangapragasam, Vishaal Ramanathan
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Abstract
The use of interactive multimedia has been acknowledged as being able to help overcome some of the shortcomings in curriculum delivery. In Open Distance- Learning institutions, where learners typically study in isolation and have reduced opportunities for direct instruction, interactive multimedia courseware appears to present itself as a useful method for instructing learners on topics which may be challenging otherwise. This paper highlights the use of an interactive multimedia courseware that had been specifically developed to teach a science course on basic techniques and laboratory safety at the Open University Malaysia (OUM). It also includes the feedback from a pilot study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the courseware. Conducted at the end of the semester, the feedback was obtained from three groups of the learners. The questionnaire used was designed to collect the feedback from the learners on their understanding of the subject matter. The learners were asked to respond to the following aspects of the courseware: objectives, content and presentation; screen design, visual and technical elements, virtual lab content and perceived added value. The learners responded to the items based on a five-point Likert scale. Much has been learned from the pilot study. It was found that the usage of the multimedia courseware helped learners achieve the learning outcomes and it is therefore recommended that future learners be encouraged to use it.
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; SK Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.