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Interactive Multimedia: Increasing the Study in Primary Education

Interactive Multimedia: Increasing the Study in Primary Education
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Author(s): Eunice Maria Mussoi (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil), Érico Marcelo Hoff do Amaral (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Liane Margarida Rockembach Tarouco (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil) and José Valdeni de Lima (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 22
Source title: Digital Multimedia: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3822-6.ch011

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Abstract

One of the important characteristics to be considered when developing multimedia educational materials is interactivity. The purpose of this study was to check whether the proposed multimedia's interactivity influenced the performance of 5th graders in a controlled environment and using Portuguese questions from the Brazil Test (Prova Brasil) as inputs. Those assignments were given to two groups of students, where one group had access to activities implemented via software featuring different interactive resources and a second group carried out the same activity in a plain environment, without the aid of multimedia resources. As a result, this chapter compares the performance of each group of students and relates them to the levels of interactivity, thereby demonstrating the latter's influence over the number of correct answers in the activities. Additionally, this chapter provides elements for the preparation of a second study phase.

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