Advanced Mobile Learning with Multimedia

Course Description

In the wake of the ‘new normal’, learning institutions are quickly adopting various online and distance learning models to enable continuation of learning across subjects, as well as sustain improved online learning and digital skills among teachers and learners. As teachers embrace online learning modes, they are required to gain the much-needed media and digital skills for effective learner engagement.

This course targets primary and secondary school teachers as well as other practitioners in education and is designed to provide advanced knowledge in authoring multimedia based OER.

Participants will gain practical skills in creating infographics, synchronous and asynchronous video-based learning resources, creating accessible multimedia, as well as identifying the opportunities presented by Augmented and Virtual Reality. The key focus is on gaining familiarity with a wide range of tools to better inform the teachers’ decision on which tools and techniques can be best applied in their different contexts. 

Course Contents

Week 1: Multimedia Production Process

During this first week, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the different types of educational multimedia. 
  2. Identify pedagogically effective educational media relevant for different learning domains.
  3. Understand and apply the multimedia learning principles
  4. Plan for production of a multimedia learning resource that is based on an OER podcast episode.

Week 2: Developing Audio Visual based learning materials 

By the end of this week, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify tools for creating educational infographics
  2. Create an educational infographic.
  3. Understand what makes a good educational video.
  4. Identify different examples of tools used to schedule synchronous live-stream video lessons. 
  5. Plan for production of an educational video lesson.

Week 3: Accessible Multimedia Resources

By the end of this week, participants will be able to

  1. Define Universal Design for Learning principles.
  2. Explain the different features of accessible multimedia. 
  3. Identify different options for creating accessible multimedia learning materials.
  4. Evaluate the accessibility requirements of a multimedia resource.
  5. Identify different tools used to create accessible multimedia. 

Week 4: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

By the end of this week, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand how AR/VR technology can be used in education.
  2. Identify different types of Augmented Reality and Virtual Realty experiences.
  3. Identify tools and platforms used in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality landscape.
  4. Create a simple AR or VR resource.

Target audience

This course targets: 

  • Primary school teachers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Other practitioners in education

Outcomes of this Course

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the process of developing multimedia learning resources and apply your under-standing by planning and developing a OER multimedia lesson that is based on a pre-recorded podcast episode.
  2. Demonstrate skills in creating effective educational infographics and video-based learning materials for mobile learning.
  3. Describe the wide range of AR and VR learning experiences possible with existing software and hardware.
  4. Consider different ways of creating accessible multimedia materials for mobile learning.


A Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Participation will be awarded depending on the level of participation and completion of tasks.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all assignments, pass the weekly knowledge quizzes with 70% or more and participate in a minimum of four (2) forum discussions. A certificate of participation will be awarded based on completion of quizzes, required readings (tutorials) and lecturer videos.