Digital Media in Education



The goal of this course is to get students acquainted with the principles and techniques of using digital media to support web-based education and to help them develop a set of critical skills and competencies that will enable them to design and develop of Educational e-Content in general and in particular, Digital Learning Resources for System Users’ Training (Experts or not) and Task Performance Improvement.

Course Contents

  • Part Α – Digital Media and Web Applications: Introduction to Digital Media, History, Information Architecture in Hypermedia Systems, Hypermedia Models, Web Applications.
  • Part B – Educational Use of Digital Media: Factors that affect the use of Digital Media for Educational Purposes, Digital Media Characteristics: Technical, Functional based on the type of content (Decorative, Representational, Mnemonic, Organizational, Relational, Transformational, Interpretive), Functional based on the type of the Learning Activity. Learners’ Characteristics. Learning Activity Characteristics. Examples of Educational Hypermedia.
  • Rosenfeld L. & Morville P. (2002): Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly & Associates.
  • Clark R., Nguyen F. & Sweller J. (2006): Efficiency in Learning -Evidence-based Guidelines to manage Cognitive Load, Pfeiffer.