Working with multimedia

From OER in Education

About. A course based around the action research cycle, looking at the use of multimedia in education.

Pedagogical content. In this unit, learners develop an understanding of contemporary digital media and how it applies to communication and entertainment ICT(i)s. This secondary course will show teachers how to use the e-skills(topic) teaching and learning resources for this course to deliver the module in 60 teaching hours. (edit)

Resource details
Title Working with multimedia
Topic [[Topics/Multimedia|Multimedia]],  [[Topics/E-skills|E-skills]]
Teaching approach

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Learning Objectives

Professional and reflective practitioner skills At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • understand how to use the e-skills Staffroom to allocate activities to learners and assess uploaded content from learners,
  • understand how testing and change management activities should be incorporated into the project and their contribution to the completed product,
  • work with learners to evaluate the finished product and identify action plans for improvement of it,
  • identify areas where personal, learning and thinking skills can be developed and assessed within the multimedia unit.

Practical skills At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • work with learners to create a project plan based on a client brief and to undertake audience and competitor research,
  • work with learners to build a website with images, text, audio and video,
  • apply the assessment criteria for the appropriate awarding body to learners’ outcomes generated by activities in the e-skills UK resources,
  • recognise and assess the functional skills demonstrated by learners as they complete tasks and activities in the multimedia unit.

Knowledge and understanding At the completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of how to use the e-skills Staffroom teaching and learning resources,
  • an understanding of how students can upload outcomes from each activity and task to the Staffroom for assessment purposes,
  • an understanding of the mapping of the Diploma in IT specification to the two projects available as learning journeys for the multimedia unit,
  • an understanding of how to assess the process of creating a multimedia product through the completion of a learning journey.

Cognitive skills At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • identify the particular challenges of the initiation and closure phases of the multimedia learning journey and reflect upon strategies to support students through the tasks related to these phases,
  • identify opportunities to work with local employers to create a suitably explicit and well specified client brief that can be addressed by students and associated with a project plan.
Format / structure

Various online activities.


[[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]],  [[Resources/Teacher Education|Teacher Education]]

Age of students / grade

[[Resources/KS5|KS5]],  [[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]],  [[Resources/Higher|Higher]],  [[Resources/KS4|KS4]],  [[Resources/KS3|KS3]]

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Other (e.g. time frame)

Duration of the course: 8 hours over six weeks.

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