Designing educational multimedia

  • Sonia Lara
  • María José Pérez-Luque
Multimedia and Hypermedia in CAL
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1108)


In recent years, a lot of research about the use of multimedia for instruction has been presented. Nevertheless, there is not a guide that structures the development process of educational materials. Therefore, the main goal of this paper is to provide a general framework for multimedia designers which covers all the aspects from the instructional idea to the multimedia implementation. In this process we differentiate two phases: Design and Authoring. The phase of design, based on the educational objectives, developes the navigational scheme and the screens design; during the Authoring phase, that design is carried out with some authoring tool. We consider that there are four main aspects that influence both phases of the development process: technical, instructional, medium and operational. We have studied and structured them. They should be considered as fundamental criteria. The important contribution of this paper is the integrated description of the development phases and the criteria. This work is being applied towards the improvement of education of film science with multimedia technologies.


Pedagogical Issues Hypermedia/Multimedia-based educational systems Film 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Lara
    • 1
  • María José Pérez-Luque
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Dpto. de PsicopedagogíaUniversidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, Laboratorio de Comunicación MultimediaUniversidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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