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Multimedia and Motivation in the Learning of Introductory Computer Programming

posted on 08.06.2020, 00:42 by Pauline Gwenda Doube
Introductory undergraduate computer programming courses present many complex, abstract, and dynamic concepts. Without face-to-face assistance) off-campus programming students can lose confidence and withdraw. In addition to being pivotal to learning, the materials they receive have the potential to motivate and sustain their endeavours. This thesis documents the empirical methodology engaged to explore the association between learning and task motivation from multimedia. By establishing areas of convergence in learning theories drawn from research in programming, multimedia, and motivation it produces a model of that association, together with guidelines for multimedia instructional design to maximise both learning and task motivation. It also establishes a taxonomy for interactive, dynamic multimedia […]


Principal supervisor

John Hurst

Additional supervisor 1

Juhani Tuovinen

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Department, School or Centre

Faculty of Information Technology


Doctor of Philosophy

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