Challenge: training students with different skill levels
Dr. Terry Herman’s online class Principles of Multimedia Production and Courseware Design at Bowling Green State University, helps future multimedia producers and instructional designers explore and experiment with different visual presentation techniques, including digital media.
“In the past, we used to meet as a class for an hour and a half, then be in the lab for three hours, where I would demonstrate and provide them with an overview of a variety of software tools they would need for their learning module development,” says Herman, assistant professor for the Department of Visual Communication & Technology Education. “It was difficult to teach to the entire class because they came with a wide range of experience and had such differing needs when it came to learning the software.”
The solution was personalized training through online learning.