Each learning pod member will choose an interactive multimedia learning mobile application (ipad or smartphone) or web application, and evaluate it (due June 17). Each learning pod will vote on the app that they will evaluate as a group and will announce their choice in a blog post (due June 20). The group evaluation of the chosen app should be expanded to include linkages related research articles, and connections to practice. This group app evaluation will be graded and is worth 50% of your final grade (due June 26)

Evaluating an interactive multimedia learning mobile application or web application

In this part of the project, you will individually evaluate an interactive multimedia learning mobile application or web application.

  1. Evaluate the application with respect to relative multimedia learning principles.
  2. Evaluate the application using one or more multimedia and interactive learning tool evaluation rubrics.
  3. Cite research articles and other sources you reference.
  4. Include your personal experiences and impressions while using the application from an instructors’ perspective.
  5. Post this evaluation to your blog
    • Due June 17
    • The blog post should be 400-500 words long or 2-3 minute video (not including your reference list)
    • This evaluation will be graded as complete/incomplete and required to progress to the graded group evaluation
Vote to Select the App to Evaluate as a Group

Each learning pod will vote on the app that they will evaluate as a group and will create a blog post announcing their choice along with their rationale for choosing the app over the others.

    • Due June 20
    • This post should be 300-400 words long or 2-3 minute video
    • This evaluation will be graded as complete/incomplete and required to progress to the graded group evaluation
Group Evaluation of the Selected Multimedia App
  1. Your evaluation should be grounded in research beyond The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (Mayer, 2014).
  2. Everyone learning pod members should contribute at least one academic article to the research for the evaluation.
  3. Online reviews by teachers, or interviews with teachers you know who use the application, are often valuable in supporting the theoretical and/or empirical research about the performance of an interactive and multimedia learning application. Beware of vendor-sponsored reviews posing as independent reviews.
  4. Consider evaluating the application from the perspective of an appropriately aged learner.

Use a minimum of two pieces of multimedia content in your evaluation. Multimedia  objects you may consider including in your lesson are:

    • Video
    • Screen Capture
    • Animations
    • Audio
    • Graphics / images
    • Virtual Reality
    • Computer Games
    • Quizzes (Kahoot, Google Forms, etc.)
    • Slide presentation (there are many different formats you can embed; Prezi, Powerpoint, Slides, etc.)
    • Any other multimedia or interactive content you might want to experiment with

Submitting Your Final Evaluation

    • Due on June 26
    • This evaluation post should be 800-1000 words long (not including your reference list) or 4-5 minute video
    • Please use an academic style of writing
    • Include at the bottom of the post a bibliography or reference list of all resources cited; Use whatever citation format you are comfortable with (APA, MLA, etc) but please be consistent throughout
    • Each member of the learning pod should post the evaluation to their personal blogs
    • This evaluation blog post will be assessed by your instructor and will be worth 50% of your final grade