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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

EDDL 5131: Designing Multimedia for the Curriculum

Students explore theory, design, and implementation of digital media in support of learning and examine the role of student-developed media as means of assessing learning. Students will design and develop their own educational media and integrate media in online learning projects, lessons or units to be delivered in a blended or fully online format. The design of accessibility and university design for learning (UDL) solutions in support of educational media will be explored.

Learning outcomes

  • Synthesize pedagogical theory from a variety of worldviews on the use of media.
  • Select, design and configure educational media based on relevant theoretical frameworks.
  • Develop pedagogically effective educational media.
  • Design project-based learning incorporating student-produced media.
  • Critically implement accessibility and UDL principles in educational media.
  • Source appropriately licensed media for reuse and remix.

Course topics

  1. Introduction to Educational Media
  2. Theories of Educational Media
  3. Text
  4. Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
  5. Graphics
  6. Audio
  7. Video
  8. Designing and Assessing Student Media Projects
  9. Interactive Media
  10. Portfolio Review

Required text and materials

All required resources are available free of charge online.

Additional requirements

Technical Basics lists the hardware, software, and computer skills requirements for your course.

Computer with internet access is required.


To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% (B-) or higher in the course overall.

Beginning this Online Teaching & Learning program in winter 2012, a student who receives a B- (70-74) or lower in two or more courses will be required to withdraw regardless of their grade point average unless the Program Coordinator recommends otherwise.

Assignment 1: Source a piece of media 10%
Assignment 2: Develop an online lesson with media 20%
Assignment 3 : ePortfolio 40%
Assignment 4: Media tool presentation 15%
Blogging and Online Participation 15%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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