Mystery Productions showcases instructional interactive multimedia
work created by Dr. Melissa Lee Price for use in her classes, as well
as available to the World Wide Web Community. Dr. Price is Professor
of New Media at Staffordshire University in Stoke on Trent, England,
where she heads the MA programs in Interactive Multimedia and European
Interactive Multimedia, and supervises multimedia doctoral students.
Her research interests focus on the use of multimedia in the teaching
and learning process, especially in collaborative work experiences
in a virtual environment.
Price began online teaching in 1995, with a doctoral seminar on
the uses of technology in teaching and learning to students in the
United States and Canada from Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
won numerous awards for educational multimedia, including in 1997
becoming the first person honored for online instruction by the
Broadcast Education Association (BEA). She has subsequently gained
five more BEA awards and in 2003,was elected a Fellow of the European
Academy of Digital Media; in 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the
Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures &
Commerce (RSA). Dr. Price's students have also received international
aclaim, receiving over 100 awards including Europrix, Pirelli, BEA,
Association for Educational Communications Technology, and Siggraph.
Mystery Productions houses material designed to encourage young
multimedia producers to concentrate on content and users before
focusing on technology. Dr. Price's approach to teaching is that
she's more of a coach than a lecturer. She encourages students,
young or old, to stretch, reaching a higher goal than they would
normally set for themselves.
believes that learning is free and therefore makes free access to
her teaching material. She does ask that if you use her material
that you respect her authorship.
was founded in 1976, as a for profit media production company in
Columbia South Carolina. In 2003 it was renamed Interactive Mystery
Productions as it changed focus to a not for profit company limited