ERIC Number: ED302196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Multimedia in Education: Summary Chapter.
Learning Tomorrow: Journal of the Apple Education Advisory Council, n3 p357-374 Spr 1987
This summary of issues addressed at the conference identifies 10 important themes: (1) the nature of interactivity, and whether linear presentations are obsolete; (2) what can be done with all the imagery made possible with videodisks and the sounds enabled by compact disks, and whether any of this is really new; (3) whether emotional presentations are appropriate to education, or whether technology efforts should be used primarily to present "factual data" in educational settings; (4) whether the central task in the design of educational presentations is to link large amounts of information or to tell stories, and what balance is required between directed searching and browsing paradigms; (5) what will be required to make presentations now quite familiar in research laboratories available to the general community, and why it is taking so long; (6) what we know from cognitive theory that we can use in designing with new multimedia interface systems; (7) how multimedia educational "stations" will fit into schools if they do fit in; (8) how a language to describe the "experience" of a technology-based presentation can best be developed; (9) whether there will or should be a standard interface to multimedia experiences, and what the appropriate metaphor for this interface would be; and (10) whether the results will be significant educationally, entertaining, or both, when you combine the traditions of movie-making, graphic design, computer education, encyclopedia development, text publication, public television, computer workstations design, classroom teaching, library organization, entertainment, and psychology. (EW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at an Invitational Conference on Multimedia in Education (Cupertino, CA, June 19-20, 1986). For the complete journal, see IR 013 538.