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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


Pamela Redmond, Jim O'Connor


This study examined the effect of multimedia learning on student attitudes, anxiety, and motivation levels in relation to performance assessment results in an underperforming math class. Students in low-level math classes often have negative attitudes in relation to math because of the failures they have encountered throughout their educational career. Many of these students repeat classes or move to other low level classes in an attempt to close the achievement gap. However, success cannot be guaranteed by simply learning concepts for a second time or by lowering academic standards. The traditional model of teaching and learning is not working for many students. By incorporating technologies of the 21st century and utilizing multimedia learning, online learning and cognitive apprenticeship in a traditional math curriculum, this study documented significant positive effects on students’ attitudes and performance.