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.

part I|53 pages

Techniques and teaching functions that exploit video's strengths, adding pedagogic value

chapter 1|27 pages

Video that adds cognitive value or skills value

Domain 1 of Table 0.1; distinctive ways to assist learning and skills

chapter 2|12 pages

Video that adds experiential value

Domain 2 of Table 0.1; providing vicarious experiences

chapter 3|8 pages

Video that adds nurturing value

Domain 3 of Table 0.1; nurturing motivations, feelings

part II|37 pages

Media selection and deployment

part III|86 pages

Pedagogic screenwriting principles for video

chapter 5|38 pages

Screenwriting for video in educational multimedia

An overview of the pedagogic screenwriting principles

chapter 6|46 pages

Screenwriting for video in educational multimedia

In-depth Coverage of the Principles of Table 5.3

part IV|42 pages

Picture–word synergy for audiovision and multimedia

chapter 8|27 pages

Screenwriting principles for a multimedia package

Picture–word synergy for multimedia with audio commentary