ERIC Number: ED400799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with a Total Multimedia Approach.
Wells, F. Stuart; Kick, Russell C.
If multimedia technology is to be successfully employed to enhance classroom instruction and learning, the full capabilities of the technology must be used. The complete power of multimedia includes high quality graphics and images, sophisticated navigational techniques and transitional effects, appropriate music and sound, animation, and, increasingly, 3-D modeling and virtual reality. Two multimedia-based software tools to enhance MIS (Management Information Systems) and higher education in general were developed by faculty at the MIS program in the College of Business Administration at Tennessee Technological University. "The Interactive Presentor" is a multimedia classroom software program designed to provide a high level of interaction between instructor and students within the context of a multimedia presentation. "The Intelligent Tutor" is a CD-ROM supplement to a MIS course textbook which incorporates artificial intelligence with multimedia to provide students with a personal tutor and progress tracking capability, in addition to a virtual classroom environment. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Classroom Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Optical Data Disks, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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