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Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A multifaceted learning model was developed for implementing e-learning in a largely commuter campus. The primary objective of the model was to build a flexible learning environment that combined the learning effectiveness of in-class learning with the flexibility and accessibility of online learning. One of the components of the model was the multimedia instructional modules produced to teach various Information Technology courses. Several different types of modules were produced representing chalk-and-talk type of lectures, PowerPoint presentations and software tutorials. The chalk-and-talk type of lecture modules and the software tutorials that emulated the in-class learning experience contributed positively towards enhancing the learning experience of the students. In producing the modules, emphasis was placed on the rapid development of the modules. An approach that sought to achieve a balance between rapid application development and learning effectiveness was found to be necessary to facilitate the adoptability and usability of the modules by the instructors. In this paper, the design, development and usage of the modules are discussed with an emphasis placed on the rapid development of appropriate modules for different learning scenarios.