ERIC Number: ED393411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Multimedia and Multiethnic Learning: Visionaries and Illusionaries.
Sometimes multimedia presentations can provide an abundance of glamour without a clear vision of communicative content and direction. These may be called "show and show" displays. A presentation with a more apparent message or purpose could fall into either the "show and tell" or the "show and sell" category. Used appropriately, multimedia accommodates all of the many topics, learning styles, and unique personalities represented in today's increasingly multiethnic classrooms. When preparing a multimedia presentation for such a classroom, a presenter may want to guard against certain pitfalls: creating screens too densely packed with information, causing "information indigestion" with excessive branching of concepts using "visual noises" or pointless graphical embellishment, or not simplifying the instructional design enough. A flow chart is presented which offers advice on choosing an effective instructional medium for different learning content. As curriculum becomes more technology-based, developers of that curriculum will have to keep multiethnic learning styles in mind. (BEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Value; Multicultural Materials; Multimedia Performances
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.