Effect of Multimedia Learning Strategy on Learning outcomes of Students with Special Needs
1Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Amandeep Kaur
Multimedia technology is a buzz word in the field of educational technology. The use of Multimedia technology has changed the scenario of providing teaching-learning experiences to students. The present study investigated the effect of Multimedia approach on learning outcomes of students with special needs. The study was delimited to hearing and speech impaired students (from mild to moderate). The present study was experimental in nature. Pre-test post-test design was employed to collect the data. The experiment was conducted for a period of 2 weeks. A sample of 60 students was selected by using a random sampling technique. An achievement test was used to test the learning outcomes of children with special needs. The control group was taught through traditional teaching methods and multimedia strategy was used to teach to Experimental group. The data from the achievement test was analyzed and a significant difference was observed between the learning outcomes of the Experimental group and the Control group when multimedia learning strategy was used to teach an experimental group. It was also observed that multimedia learning strategy is beneficial for both kinds of children with special needs (Hearing impaired and Speech impaired).
Multimedia learning, learning outcomes, children with special needs, hearing impaired children, speech impaired children