The Effects of Multimedia and Social Collaboration on Language and Learning

By Terry Hallett and Nikki Wingerson.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This study compared the effects of multimedia and social collaboration on language and learning. Forty-one students were exposed to multimedia-based presentation and group discussion. Qualitative and quantitative results are reported.

Keywords: Scholarship of Teaching, Multimedia Technology, Computer Aided Learning, Social Collaboration

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.61-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.017MB).

Terry Hallett

Terry Hallett holds a Ph.D. from Penn State. She is an assistant professor at The University of Akron where she conducts research in multimedia applications, language and literacy, and neurolinguistics. She has conducted numerous national presentations on computer applications in education. Dr Hallett incorporates multimedia materials into teaching strategies for both campus and distance learning environments. As an inquiry into the learning process, Dr Hallett has engaged in several collaborative research projects to test the efficacy of teaching techniques across disciplines. One study, "Teaching with Multimedia: Do Bells and Whistles Help Students Learn?" compared 30 undergraduate social work and speech pathology students' recall of material presented through advanced multimedia versus traditional lecture. Quantitative and qualitative results indicated that multimedia presentations had a positive effect on both language and learning.

Dr Nikki Wingerson

Nikki Wingerson holds a PhD from The University of Kansas, USA. She is an associate professor at The University of Akron where she conducts research in social work and counselling applications. She has conducted numerous national presentations on social work practices in education. Dr. Wingerson incorporates distance learning materials into teaching strategies for both campus and online learning classes.

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