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Essential Computing Skills: The Institutional Development of Multimedia Tutorials
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, , University of San Francisco, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This presentation looks at the institutional development and pilot-testing of multimedia tutorials integrated with supplementary text materials aimed at helping establish a foundation of computing skills for all entering students within a School of Education at a University in Northern California. The essential computing skills materials consist of: (a) a table of skills that all students are expected to master within their first semester at the University, (b) a relevant operating-system book, and (c) a series of 6 multimedia movies. The intention of each multimedia movie is to provide an overview and conceptual understanding of a key area, whereas the table and book are intended to provide specific procedural instruction regarding discrete skills. The six movies cover the themes of: organization, navigation, customization, storage, the internet, and multimedia. In total the 6 movies comprise about 80 minutes of multimedia tutorial instruction.

Citation

Prion, S. & Mitchell, M. (2005). Essential Computing Skills: The Institutional Development of Multimedia Tutorials. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 593-598). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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