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factfile1.12 Digital Media for Education

Learning Styles

It is often said that there are three main types of learner:

In reality, most people use a mix of all three learning styles. Multimedia in education appeals to many types of learner through its use of audio, animation, images, video and interactivity.

interactive tutorial

Interactive tutorials like the ones produced for this module allow students to watch and even also hear exactly how to use a piece of software and then try it for themselves.

Flash games such as Saloon Snap from the BBC can make learning more interesting. Some learners respond better to a quiz which is more like a fun game than a regular written test.

Saloon Snap

It has been shown that multimedia teaching resources enable many students to learn more easily and to remember things better.


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