ERIC Number: ED346315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Technology Options for Multimedia in Distance Learning. A Report for the Commission of the European Communities--Task Force Human Resources, Education, Training, and Youth.
Sherwood-Roberts, P.; Vervest, P.
This report focuses on interactive multimedia delivery platforms available for distance education. An introduction addresses the role of distance education and open learning in covering training needs and advantages of interactive multimedia in training. Chapter 2 proposes a multimedia skills evaluation framework and examines the elements of this functional requirements framework against which technology options could be evaluated with regard to business, user, and policy needs. Chapter 3 presents technology options available for implementing distance education. Sections 1-4 examine personal computers commonly used in business, multimedia extensions available for personal computers, integrated solutions, and telecommunications. Section 5 focuses on authoring. Section 6 examines strengths and weaknesses of the options with respect to the outline framework established in chapter 2. Chapter 4 begins by examining the process of implementing a multimedia distance learning system into an organization. Two case studies illustrate the multimedia distance learning environment in practice, a hotel scenario to show opportunities in the tourism industry and a dealer location and a supplier factory from the motor industry. Chapter 5 outlines scenarios for the successful implementation of multimedia distance learning. Chapter 6 makes recommendations with regard to raising awareness, needs analysis, creation of a hardware base, software development, and standardization. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computers, Corporate Education, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Interactive Video, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Media Selection, Multimedia Instruction, Program Development, Program Implementation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission des Communautes Europeennes (Luxembourg).