Psychology practicals: Delivering by use of and interactive CD-ROM.

Author: Jackson, P.

Date: 2000

Type: Working or discussion paper

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Open Polytechnic


A project is described in which a CD-Rom package was developed for use in delivering psychology practicals to students studying psychology at a distance at the introductory level (stage one) of a degree programme with The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Development occurred in two phases: investigation of the concept, and design/development of the package. Design factors such as disk capacity, text versus visual components, interactivity, and navigation problems are discussed. Seven experiments were chosen, covering a variety of domains in the field of experimental psychology and based on the key experiments in these domains. Included in this paper are synopses of the literature reviewed as a part of the investigation phase.

Subjects: Psychology practicals, CD-ROMs, Open and distance learning, Course design, Interface design, Computer-assisted learning, E-learning, Psychology

Marsden Codes: 380100

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