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Means of learning content delivery in distance education

10/17/2013 category: others 

Backgrounds and scope: Indispensable condition of making much of the possibilities that e-learning brings to school or university is well designed learning content as well as various types of interactivity. But it is not enough. Equally important is also the form in which this content is delivered to the learners. Moreover, including various means of knowledge delivery like, for instance, audio or video recordings not only enriches the form but also helps to meet different learning styles and preferences. Diversity of means can also be supportedby the use of graphics, photos, charts and tables or the animations. However, the proper balance between form and content must be kept not only to avoid distraction of the learners by unnecessary “additions” but also to increase their motivation and engagement in learning process.

COE research and results: The aim of research carried out by COE SGH on means used for content delivery in e-learning was to analyze the links between multimedia content delivery and the efficiency of learning processes. The research study concerned a group of students involved in learning at the university platform The data has been collected by the use of a questionnaire put in the Internet. Although the questionnaire was not compulsory, all the students have been encouraged to take part in it. Those who participated in research study did it anonymously. Collected results have proven that the use of multimedia both for presenting the content and for learning activities makes the online learning more attractive and interesting and, therefore, their application in e-learning is widely accepted by the students. Although those results did not give the clear answer to what extent application of multimedia allows improving efficiency of learning, they have shown their importance to the learners as well as have helped to place them properly and define their involvement in e-learning content.

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