ERIC Number: ED396726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Exploring the Multimedia Landscape from a Training and Professional Development Perspective.
Fankhauser, Rae; Lopaczuk, Helmut
The move by training and educational institutions in Australia toward the use of multimedia to facilitate effective and cost effective training and professional development has grown at a substantial pace. This paper focuses on the impact of multimedia on the areas of training and professional development. Benefits of the technology are described, including: cost and time savings; high student-teacher/trainee interaction; immediate feedback; consistent presentation; improved management of the learning process; content change management; flexible delivery; safe simulation environments; privacy; and increased instructional availability. Additional discussion includes professional development and training on the World Wide Web; differences between education and industry based training; the multimedia development process (job analysis, training needs analysis, instructional materials development, assessment, and evaluation); and criteria for evaluating computer assisted learning packages. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Training, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.