Using Gagne’s Instructional Design in a Computer Graphics Course: Malaysian Students’ Perceptions and Attitudes

By Tse-Kian Neo and Mai Neo.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Today, many learning institutions are finding new means to improve the learning efficiency by using technology. This trend has influenced the educational instructional strategies in Malaysia. Although traditional face-to-face teaching methods their merits, they do not provide the skills necessary in today’s fast-paced environment. In this paper, a student-centred environment was developed to provide a viable alternative to traditional teaching. The learning environment was designed and developed following the principles of Gagne’s instructional design, namely, his Nine Events of Instruction. The content used was based on a Computer Graphics course taken at the Multimedia University. While this course has been traditionally given in a lecture-based environment, an attempt was made to move towards a more multimedia-mediated environment. The aim of the study was to ascertain the students’ perceptions and attitudes when exposed to this learning environment. Several research instruments were used to garner their learning experience including tests and surveys. The statistical analyses performed on the data collected were found to be positive as the results showed that the students were motivated and able to learn in this environment. Overall, this media-rich environment proved to be capable of enhancing the students’ learning process and experience.

Keywords: Student-centred Environment, Gagne’s Nine Events of Instructions, Students’ Perceptions, Learners’ Experiences, Multimedia Learning, Computer Graphics

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp.373-386. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.453MB).

Dr. Tse-Kian Neo

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

My interest include multimedia in education, interactive learning, problem-based learning, cooperative learning and others.

Dr. Mai Neo

Deputy Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

My interest includes Constructivist learning environments, Multimedia in education, collaborative and cooperative learning, problem-based learning and others.

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