Video-Driven Multimedia, Web-Based Training in the Corporate Sector: Pedagogical Equivalence and Component Effectiveness


  • Katherine Pang University of Texas at Tyler



Web-based training, video-driven multimedia, pedagogical equivalence, pedagogical effectiveness, corporate training, professional development, e-learning, instructional design.


The purpose of this study was to assess the pedagogical equivalence, as determined by knowledge gains, and the pedagogical effectiveness of certain components in a video-driven multimedia, web-based professional development training program as compared to a traditional, face-to-face program under real-world constraints of time and limited economic resources. The study focused on the use of video-driven multimedia, web-based instruction in the corporate environment to determine if the quality of the learning experience and the knowledge gained from the instruction were the same as with traditional methods. This experimental study assigned business professionals quasi-randomly to either a control group or an experimental group, where they attended either a live-instructed professional development program or a video-driven multimedia, web-based professional development program. Overall, results indicated that the video-driven multimedia, web-based instruction was not only pedagogically equivalent in terms of knowledge gains to the live instruction but that the knowledge gains were slightly higher among the web-based participants. Further, certain components in the web-based environment contributed more than components in the live environment to pedagogical effectiveness.

Author Biography

Katherine Pang, University of Texas at Tyler

Dr. Pang has a PhD in educational psychology as well as a Masters in Psychology, a Masters in Educational Technology, an MBA, and two law degrees. Dr. Pang has conducted four empirical studies that are currently out for review for publication in various academic journals pertaining to cognition and teaching. In addition, Dr. Pang has recently published an article in The International Journal of Learning on comparing Sophist versus Socratic methods of teaching and The Journal of Interactive Instruction Development on Blended Learning. Dr. Pang has served as an adjunct faculty member at a variety of universities in both graduate and undergraduate programs since 1985, prior to joining the University of Texas at Tyler in 2007. Dr. Pang is in the Department of Social Sciences at the UT Tyler and teaches courses in Criminal Justice, such as Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Law and Society, Judicial Policy, Administrative Law, and Administrative Ethics. Dr. Pang is concentrating significant research efforts on the effects of metacognition on learning and teaching, assessing learning and teaching effectiveness, and pedagogy and instructional design in a variety of cognate fields. Dr. Pang is a member of numerous professional associations and is a reviewer for The International Journal of Learning as well as for several education-oriented conferences, such as CELDA. Dr. Pang has over 15 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses and her extensive experience in instructional design and curricula development and has produced over 150 courses as well as entire programs of instruction for major universities, through EdWay Online, Inc. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang’s varied background has allowed her to work as a lawyer, and educator, an entrepreneur, a researcher, and an innovator. Dr. Pang has published 6 books and numerous articles in the legal field. Dr. Pang’s exhaustive passion for education is evident from her 8 graduate degrees and her contributions to teaching and fostering applied skills learning. Dr. Pang’s research interests are centered in metacognition, cognition and instruction, and e-learning. Dr. Pang also has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies and has served as CEO/CFO/CKO and COO for several manufacturing, transportation and logistics e-learning and professional services companies. Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning, professional, and academic conferences.



How to Cite

Pang, K. (2009). Video-Driven Multimedia, Web-Based Training in the Corporate Sector: Pedagogical Equivalence and Component Effectiveness. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 10(3).



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