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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Multimedia and Educational Innovation
Module Code ES512
School 79
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Yvonne Crotty
Semester 2: Yvonne Crotty
Autumn: Yvonne Crotty
Module TeachersYvonne Crotty
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Educators and trainers need support and education to make best use of digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Educators also need to develop their own digital portfolio to demonstrate their professional development. Participants will learn to design a storyboard and create educational multimedia resources to support their teaching and learning. Key skills will include video planning, production and editing, podcasts, animation, slide show, voice-overs and the creative use of other technologies. The educational multimedia resources will be developed with an understanding of learner needs and context, key design elements, and approaches to evaluate and improve on the educational resource. .

Learning Outcomes

1. Visual Design for learning and online learning.
2. Develop Digital skills for the design of learning resources and activities.
3. Create multimedia resources/artefacts for the workplace e.g. all levels of the education system as well as for training, health, industry, government and state agencies.
4. Explain how multimedia resource can enhance learning and teaching.
5. Discuss forms of evaluation for multimedia resources/artefacts.
6. Reflect on own learning and recognise areas of success and areas for improvement.
7. Engage the imagination and creativity.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture28Video, Phography
Assignment Completion42Using a range of multimedia tools.
Online activity12discussion
Independent Study73own learning
Assessment Feedback8Adobe Connect.
Online activity18Reflective journals
Group work6Video
Total Workload: 187

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Multimedia authoring.
Creatively use multimedia tools to develop resources.

Principles of visual design.
Effective design.

Types of media
Graphics, images, sound, video.

Individual and Group work.
Team work and personal approach to learning.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Digital ProjectDigital production.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Costello, Vic,: 2017, Multimedia foundations: core concepts for digital design, New York: Routledge,
  • Davis, Torria,: 2015, Visual design for online learning, San Francisco, California : Jossey-Bass,
  • Robinson, K. and Aronica, L.: 2010, The Element, Penguin,
  • St. Clair, Ralf: 2015, Creating courses for adults: design for learning, San Francisco, [California] : Jossey-Bass,
  • David Bohm: 2005, On Creativity, Routledge,
  • Golombisky, K. and Hagen, R.: 2010, White Space is Not Your Enemy, Focal Press,
  • Tettegah, Sharon Y. editor; Gartmeier, Martin, editor: 2016, Emotions, technology, design, and learning, Amsterdam: Academic Press,,
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M.: 2008, FLOW:, Harper Perennial,
  • Bowen, Tracey; Whithaus, Carl: 2013, Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres, Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press,
  • Meyer, Anne, author; Rose, David H., author; Gordon, David, author: 2014, Universal design for learning: theory and practice, Wakefield, Massachusetts : CAST Professional Publishing,
  • Mor, Yisha: 2014, Practical design patterns for teaching and learning with technology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers,
  • Malamed, Connie,: 2015, Visual design solutions: principles and creative inspiration for learning professionals, Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MEMEMSc in Ed. & Training Mgt (eLearning)
Date of Last Revision14-JAN-08

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