ERIC Number: ED340388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Multimedia Computer Systems. ERIC Digest.
Schroeder, Eileen E.
Noting that the merging of various types of media with the computer has presented the field of education with a hybrid technology called interactive multimedia (also referred to as hypermedia), this digest begins by defining this technology as "the integration of text, audio, graphics, still image, and moving pictures into a single, computer-controlled, multimedia product" (McCarthy, 1989). The four major components of an interactive multimedia system--i.e., the data system, the software, the hardware, and the communications system--are described, and advantages and disadvantages associated with hypermedia are examined. Examples of hypermedia applications and programs are also given. The digest concludes with a look to the future of hypermedia and the numerous design issues that need to be resolved. (14 references) (MAB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Hypermedia, Information Technology, Interactive Video, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Optical Data Disks
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.