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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Associate Professor Michael Henderson



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


In this unit students acquire skills in constructing multimedia artefacts such as images, audio and video, and understanding and practical skills in applying these artefacts into an educational resource. Throughout the unit students have the opportunity to critically evaluate educational multimedia products and their role in education and training.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. design and develop an original multimedia resource which uses a range of technologies
  2. evaluate educational multimedia packages and environment
  3. select and use appropriate hardware and software for the creation of a variety of multimedia artefacts.


All tasks negotiated but equivalent in total to 4000 words:
Multimedia evaluation report (1000 words, 20%)
Media rich project: design and development of an educational multimedia resource(3000 words equivalent, 80%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)