Evaluating the use of multimedia authoring with dyslexic learners: a case study
Dimitriadi, Y. (2001) Evaluating the use of multimedia authoring with dyslexic learners: a case study. British Journal of Educational Technology, 32 (3). pp. 265-275. ISSN 1467-8535
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This paper reports on the findings of a case study set up to explore the possible benefits that dyslexic learners might have when engaging in the creation of their own multimedia project. Two children with specific learning difficulties worked with the author to develop a multimedia presentation. The children developed authoring skills (such as planning and drafting, composition, revision and reflection, proof reading and presentation) and became active, motivated learners. It is believed that the open-ended character of a multimedia authoring package can encourage creative thinking and interest for content and style of presentation.