This activity will give you an opportunity to become familiar with and read
reviews of educational software, many of which utilize multimedia. Use the
resources below to gather information about some of the multimedia titles many
produced by commercial publishers. However, you may also find freeware and
shareware software within some of these links.Identify ones that you think might be of
interest to you.You are encouraged to select titles that you can
download trial versions or even some of the shareware or freeware to try
out.Once you’ve had the opportunity to try some of the titles and
read some of the reviews provided on these sites, write a critique of three that
you found most interesting.Use the following criteria and steps to
help you complete this assignment.
provides links to many Educational Software Resources
– provides links to many
Educational Software Reviews
– reviews by educators for
Provide the Title, Publisher, and location where one
could find each title you’ve chosen to critique.
Identify the strengths and
weaknesses of each title in the following;
Multimedia Features: what different multimedia
elements does the title include?
Interactive Features: what forms of learner
interactivity are provided?
Pedagogical Approach: describe what you think
the philosophical approach might be of this title (i.e. constructivist,
Generative Theory of Multimedia
Learning: does the title seem to follow good design elements (i.e. contiguity
principle and limiting cognitive overload).
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