INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA LEARNING: STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES AND LEARNING IMPACT IN AN ANIMATION COURSE
Malaysian classrooms are progressively absorbing interactive multimedia as instructional strategies for teaching and learning. Though, till now, interactive multimedia in a Malaysian classroom is often limiting and is confined to the hybrid use of chalk-and-talk method with multimedia assisted materials, where learning is still largely teacher-oriented. Such progress does not realize the full potential of multimedia learning, thus denying the credibility of student-centred learning strategies. The Web provides a wide network of information and interactive simulations necessary for active and independent learning. Hence, this paper describes the development and implementation of student-centred learning through Web-based domain on students in a Film & Animation course. The aim is to determine students’ learning impact and attitudes towards independent learning and self-paced discovery. A set of multimedia tools were employed to create the student–centred learning environment and were designed using Gagne’s Nine Events of Instructions which provides a proper theoretical framework of a good instructional lesson plan. The essential features were documented, examined and its impact on the student learning process assessed. Students’ attitudes toward this Web learning approach were recorded as positive and promising. The use of multimedia in learning proves to be a feasible and viable alternative to traditional classrooms.