Evaluation of a Multimedia Project: The Vibrating Beam Sessions

by: Pankaj Bengani


The class came up with various important categories in deciding how to evaluate the multimedia courseware presented by the Needs Organization. A full list of all of these categories can be found at the end of this document. For my purposes, I have chosen to use those criteria which I consider to be most important in dealing with how best to improve the nature of the vibrating beam assignment -- its content, delivery, design & presentation, use of the WWW, and overall efficiency.

CONTENT

DESIGN

USABILITY & LONGEVITY

FINAL THOUGHTS

This is a good project overall. The assignments and explanations are logical and follow a pedagogically sound order. The use of graphics and videos show that a fair amount of available multimedia technology is being used to enhance the process of learning. However, to remain useful (and competitive), new features need to be included (audio, feedback options, text file availability) to make the program truly interactive. This can only happen via iteration and reiteration. In this sense, it is extremely important that accurate data be collected from users and evaluators with regards to the strengths and weaknesses of the system.


Evaluation criteria discussed in class


Content

Design

Navigation

Organization

Graphic Design

Engagement

Longevity/Usability

Objectives of MM Package

Considering the Audience