Multimedia bridges the gap between the teaching and learning processes in the Physics classroom by the fruitful realization of the curricular objectives. The empirical study purported to develop a ‘Teacher-Assisted Multimedia Instructional Package’ in Physics and to test its effectiveness in heightening ‘Study Involvement’ of the students at the schools in Kerala. Further, this effectiveness was to be compared with that of the Activity Oriented Method of Instruction. The Quasi Experimental Method with the Pre-Test, Post-Test Non Equivalent Groups Design was found to be suitable for the study. The Teacher-Assisted Multimedia Instructional Package and the ‘Activity Oriented Method of Instruction’ were the independent variables while the ‘Study Involvement’ was the dependent variable of the study. The experiment was conducted on a sample of 400 Secondary School Students of Kerala with 200 each in the Experimental and Control Groups. The results of the study showed that the Teacher-Assisted Multimedia Instructional Package in Physics is more effective than the Activity Oriented Method of Instruction in heightening Study Involvement of the Students. The study yielded similar findings with regard to the Gender Groups of Students, viz. Boys as well as Girls.
Keywords: Multimedia, Study Involvement, Instructional Package