EDDL 5131
Multimedia in the Curriculum

3.0 Credits


This course is designed to introduce educators, and thus their students, to computer and web-based multimedia tools such as text, video, audio and digital photographs and graphics. There will be an emphasis not only on how to use the tools, but also on sound pedagogical practice to promote teaching and learning. Students in this course will learn how to identify, select, plan for, create, and integrate multimedia into instruction and have their students do the same in activities such as reports, digital story-telling, and portfolios.

Delivery Method

Online Paced.


A Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor's degree in another discipline with teaching qualifications or experience, or permission from the School of Education's Academic Director or designate.


Students will be able to:

  • Assess their teaching environment for multimedia related hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of multimedia tools, including Web 2.0 tools.
  • Discuss the role of multimedia in learning with colleagues and others.
  • Integrate multimedia across the curriculum in a pedagogically sound manner.
  • Effectively plan multimedia productions.
  • Utilize multimedia effectively in teaching.
  • Create and support activities for students that incorporate multimedia.
  • Create performance and scoring rubrics for multimedia projects.
  • Actively participate in the online community of practice related to this course, and to multimedia in education.
  • Engage in reflective self-assessment and continuous improvement processes related to teaching and learning.

Course Outline

Course topics will include:

  • Multimedia Technology Assessment
  • Appropriate use of multimedia in teaching
  • Working with multimedia devices: digital cameras, video recorders, audio recorders
  • Manipulating and sharing digital resources
  • Storyboarding
  • DVDs, Podcasts, Streaming media
  • Authentic assessment strategies

Maximum Completion

13 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

Computer with internet access is required.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.


The following chart shows how the final grade is determined for this course.

Assignment 1 20%
Assignment 2 20%
Assignment 3 45%
Online Discussion 15%

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

NOTE TO STUDENTS 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.