Integrating Multimedia Components into the Traditional and Innovative Instructional Environment: Contextualizing the Learners’ Ways with Words and Images within the Distance Education Framework

By Caroline M. Crawford and Lynn Freeman.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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The integration of multimedia components within traditional and distance education instructional environments contextualizes and supports the learner, and focuses upon supporting the learner’s cognitive load and higher order thinking skills.

Keywords: Distance Learning, Web-based Learning, Web-enhanced Learning, Podcasts, Learncasts, Video, Digital Storytelling, Instructional Gaming, Cognitive Load, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Communication, Interactive Activities, Learner-Centered, Instructor-Designed

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.109-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 955.497KB).

Dr. Caroline M. Crawford

Caroline M. Crawford, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, USA. At this point in Dr. Crawford's professional career, her main areas of interest focus upon the appropriate and successful integration of technologies into the learning environment. Dr. Crawford may be contacted through her e-mail address,

Dr. Lynn Freeman

Lynn Freeman is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Houston-Victoria. She is also the coordinator for the post-bac teacher certification program at the UH Cinco Ranch ( West Houston) system center. Two areas of research are the development and efficacy of online teacher certification courses and strategies for teaching students in at-risk situations.


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