A Conceptual Framework of Interface Design Roles for Teaching aids in Malaysian Tertiary Education
Keywords:interface design, interactive multimedia, teaching aid, learning engagement
The rapid development of technology for the past twenty years has reshaped the teaching and learning process in the current tertiary learning environment. Interactive multimedia teaching content has replaced the role on how lesson content is being delivered, consistently reducing the challenge of complex information delivery method in the tertiary learning environment through interactive multimedia on various screen platforms effectively. In designing a teaching content, teaching aid as a communication tool should be well designed and developed. In the development of the interactive multimedia teaching content, in common lecturers and tutors axiomatically become as an interface designer. As body of literature has been growing in the field of study on Multimedia in education, there is robust and established body of literature in addressing research pertaining teaching and learning material (teaching aid) in education. Interface design as a medium that communicates between user and the computer system through principles and elements of design for effective teaching aid is essential, however it is important to identify what are the principles and elements of effective interface design for a teaching aid, how it is being developed and how does it affect or effect in an effective teaching and learning process.
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