This research-in-progress paper describes action research in the development, use, and impending evaluation of purpose-built mixed-mode teaching resources for introductory web development. The material combines web- based self-study exercises, face-to-face demonstrations, tips, examples, and reviews - all within single workshop sessions. The aim was to achieve many of the advantages of multimedia and computer-based instruction whilst minimising the disadvantages. Preliminary observations and anecdotal evidence suggests that both students and workshop tutors are responding positively to this teaching innovation, although in the absence of an established pedagogy, it is likely that further research and experimentation will be required.
Tate, Mary; Wilson-Munro, Mark; Zhang, Marco; Hope, Beverley; and Scornavacca, Eusebio, "Discount Multimedia: Action research in the development, use, and evaluation of mixed mode teaching resources" (2003). ACIS 2003 Proceedings. Paper 76.