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Title: The engagement agenda, multimedia learning and the use of images in HE lecturing: Or, how to end Death by PowerPoint
Authors: Roberts, David
Keywords: Lectures
Engagement
Understanding
Images
Multimedia learning
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: ROBERTS, D., 2017. The engagement agenda, multimedia learning and the use of images in HE lecturing: or, how to end Death by PowerPoint. Journal of Further and Higher Education, In Press.
Abstract: This article is concerned with student engagement and understanding in large group teaching in Higher Education (HE). Specifically, it is concerned with the application of Multimedia Learning (MML) methods in Politics, History, International Relations, Sociology, Social Work, and Business and Economics teaching that privilege the use of images to complement text in lecture presentations. This ‘visual’ method, it is claimed in the literature, generates engagement and understanding better than text alone. This article develops, applies and empirically tests with students, MML methods across a range of Higher Education disciplines over three years. The research deploys Participatory Action Research (PAR) methods engaging students as active agents of investigation and change. It finds evidence to support the hypothesis that apposite images combined with reduced text increases students’ engagement and understanding with academic content, but that much formal research needs to expand on the range of demographics tested.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 20 Jan 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2017.1332356
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23235
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2017.1332356
ISSN: 1469-9486
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Business School)

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