Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in association with Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.
In this paper, the authors present a study aimed at developing and evaluating a self-learning Computer Instruction Package CIP with multimedia. The evaluation focused on the quality of the multimedia, learning effectiveness as well as on students‘ satisfaction. The CIP was designed for the teaching of musical instruments to students in grades 4 and 5 in Thailand. The sample group consisted of 40 students randomly selected from grades 4 and 5 at a public school in Bangkok, Thailand. The CIP development process included five main steps: content analysis; instructional design; prototyping; implementation and; evaluation. The CIP‘s quality was evaluated by three multimedia and CIP experts. Results revealed that the quality of CIP was at a good level. Pre and post testing revealed that the CIP could help improve the students‘ learning effectiveness up to 66.67%. The CIP evaluation conducted with students revealed a high level of satisfaction. The style of narration presented along with images of the musical instruments encouraged students‘ interactivity with the package.