Purpose: To review the literature regarding the use of different models for the design of multimedia programmes, and to present an overview of different sequencing models that may promote multimedia as a method for instruction in dental and orthodontic training.
Materials and Methods: Electronic searches of MEDLINE, ERIC and PsycINFO were performed for original articles in the English language published in peer reviewed international journals.
Evaluation: Information about implementing different organisational models for instructional multimedia programmes is missing. Most sequencing studies have not even used hypermedia as a medium for instruction. Empirical research is abundant at the micro-level of sequencing while at the macro-level the literature presents some theoretical design models in the absence of an empirical basis.
Conclusion: Further research is needed on the methods, macro-sequencing strategies, and models that influence a cognitive process when using non-linear multimedia in dental education and orthodontic training.
Afdeling Chemische materiaalkunde. Afdeling Conserverende tandheelkunde. Afdeling Orthodontie. Afdeling Parodontologie. Afdeling Prothetische tandheelkunde. Forensische Tandheelkunde. Departement Pedagogische wetenschappen. Afdeling Didactiek. Centrum voor Instructiepsychologie en -technologie.