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ERIC Number: ED389288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Pages: 17
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Interactive Multimedia in Western Education.
Pina, Antonio R. Bartolome
The purpose of this study was to examine how end-users participate in the evaluation of multimedia programs in North America. Questionnaires were sent to over 100 projects (26 returned) focusing on instructional objectives. Results are discussed in terms of graphics, the user/machine interface, costs, program design, quality indicators, such as help and feedback availability and user control, team production, end-user participation, and the overall product quality, The following conclusions were made: (1) 50 percent of the educational programs were "information distribution programs"; (2) the hypermedia model is widely suited; (3) there was continuous evaluation during the production of the program and participation of end users in this evaluation; (4) an objective mechanism for quality control is not systematically used; (5) the multimedia programs depend heavily on the text; (6) the mouse is the most common interface for the user; and (7) the multimedia conception of communication is being used at a high and costly level by developers and at a low level by professors, due to authoring tools, and because there is no consideration of the personal costs, the differences between budgets have no relation to the quality of results. (Contains 25 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America