PROFIL: a method for the development of multimedia courseware

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    This article from 1995 describes a dedicated method for the design of multimedia courseware, called PROFIL. The method integrates instructional design methods and techniques with software engineering methods and techniques. Furthermore it integrates media selection methods in the design methodology and it takes account of the design of courses of which courseware is a only a part. In six phases (preliminary investigation, definition, script, technical realisation, implementation and exploitation) a program is designed and produced. The essence of the method is that a distinction is made between functional objects and the implementation of the functional objects in the available media and that the same design process is repeated a few times at different aggregation levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)94-108
    Number of pages15
    JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 1995


    • multimedia
    • methodology


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