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The University of Melbourne

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Multimedia innovation and development at the University of Melbourne focuses on integrating 'digital revolution' technology into enhanced and highly effective ways of teaching, learning, research and communication.

Melbourne's approach is broad-ranging and industry-oriented, attracting substantial internal funding as well as major external sponsorships, collaboration and support from the private sector and government.

Multimedia research of strategic and commercial significance at Melbourne covers areas such as interactive course delivery, multimedia simulation and animation, and database analysis linked to online question and answer exercises with rapid feedback to students and staff.

Among particularly innovative outcomes is a Virtual Patient which gives medical students a simulated 'subject' on which to practise interviews and examinations.

Research areas of special interest include the evaluation of educational multimedia and online interactive course delivery; the impact of multimedia interactivity and goals on learning; software for informal reasoning; the effect on perception and judgement of distortions in graphs showing investment data; electronic commerce and e-business strategies and implementation; Intranets; virtual organisations; website effectiveness, and online metadata maintenance.

Research and Innovation
The University of Melbourne

 

Faculty of Arts
Department of Philosophy
http://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Reason!: Software for informal reasoning
Chief Researcher: van Gelder Dr T
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280305 Multimedia programming
280399 Computer Software nec

 

Faculty of Education
Department of Learning and Educational Development
http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/departments/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

QuILT: Quality In Learning and Teaching
Chief Researchers: Baird A/Prof J, Pigdon K, Woolley M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CDROM--APPLICATION; EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management

 

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Biomedical Multimedia Unit
http://www.medfac.unimelb.edu.au/bmu/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

The development of a formative evaluation program for interactive educational multimedia
Chief Researcher: Kennedy Dr G
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: DESIGN--GRAPHIC;--INSTRUCTIONAL; USEABILITY TESTING
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
289900 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences


The impact of multimedia interactivity and learning goals on students' cognitive engagement and learning performance
Chief Researcher: Kennedy Dr G
Duration: 2000-2001
Descriptors: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY; INTERACTIVITY; LEARNING OUTCOMES; STUDENT MOTIVATION
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
289900 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences

 

School of Physiotherapy
http://www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

The virtual patient - Interviews and examination
Chief Researchers: Webb G, Martin S, Ryan A
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN; COMPUTER--GRAPHICS; --SIMULATION; --MODELLING
Research Field Classification: 280305 Multimedia Programming


Electrotherapy - Revolutionising the curriculum
Chief Researchers: McMeeken Prof J, Carroll S, Martin S, Story Dr I
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN; COMPUTER--GRAPHICS; --SIMULATION; --MODELLING
Research Field Classification: 280305 Multimedia Programming

 

Faculty of Science
Department of Information Systems
http://www.dis.unimelb.edu.au/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Applications of multimedia information systems to teaching and learning
Chief Researcher: Pearce J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280199 Information Systems nec


The roles and effectiveness of interactivity in on-line learning
Chief Researcher: Pearce J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280199 Information Systems nec


The usage and distortion of graphs in investment-related information, and their effect on perception and judgement
Chief Researcher: Smith S (PhD)
Duration: -2000
Research Fields Classification: 280105 Interfaces and Presentation
280101 Information Systems Organisation


Defining electronic commerce and e-business
Chief Researcher: Corbitt Dr B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems
280107 Global Information Systems


Implementation and adoption of electronic commerce in South East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Wei-chang Kong (Hons), Bijayendrayodhin M (MIS)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems
280107 Global Information Systems


IT policy impact
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Thanasankit T (PhD)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE; MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems
280107 Global Information Systems


Strategic electronic commerce
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Hui Ling See (Hons), Morrison Prof I, Willcocks Prof L
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems
280107 Global Information Systems


Intranets
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Chee B (Hons), Moody D, Skidmore D (Hons), Shanks Assoc Prof G, Sandow-Quirk M, Kim P (Hons)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE; MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Field Classification: 280106 Interorganisational Information Systems


Electronic commerce security
Chief Researchers: Wong C (MIS), Maynard S (PhD), Ruighaver Dr T
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems


Business models and electronic commerce
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Chia-Yao Lee (PhD), Shanks Assoc Prof G, Tay J (PhD), Vitale Prof M, Seddon Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems


Virtual organisations
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Hanisch J (PhD), Truong L (Hons)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE; MANAGEMENT; INTERNET
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems


Website effectiveness
Chief Researchers: Corbitt Dr B, Kyeong-Soon Kang (PhD)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE; MANAGEMENT; INTERNET; COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280102 Information Systems Management


Development of web-based on-line courses - A cultural perspective
Chief Researcher: Kyeong-Soon Kang
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INTERNET; EDUCATION
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280107 Global Information Systems


Cultural issues in electronic commerce
Chief Researcher: Kyeong-Soon Kang
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INTERNET; INTERORGANISATIONAL; INTERFACE COMPATIBILITY
Research Fields Classification: 280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280107 Global Information Systems
289999 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences


Multimedia assisted teaching environment
Chief Researchers: Cybulski J, Linden T
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PRESENTATION COMPOSITING
Research Field Classification: 280199 Information Systems nec


EdNA Online thesaurus
Chief Researcher: Currie M
Duration: 1999-2000
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management


EdNA Online metadata maintenance tools
Chief Researcher: Currie M
Duration: 1999-2000
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management


EdNA Online metadata retrospective creation toolset
Chief Researcher: Currie M
Duration: 1999-2000
Research Fields Classification: 280101 Information Systems Organisation
280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management

 


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