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ERIC Number: ED400819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Infotech Interactive: Increasing Student Participation Using Multimedia.
Baxter, Anthony Q.
Multimedia techniques allow one to present information using text, video, animations, and sound. "Infotech Interactive" is a CD-ROM multimedia product developed to enhance an introductory computing concepts course. The software includes the following module topics: (1) "Mouse Basics"; (2) "Data into Information"; (3) "Applications Software"; (4) "User Interfaces"; (5) "Processors"; (6) "Secondary Storage"; (7) "Peripheral Devices"; (8) "Multimedia"; (9) "Data Representation"; (10) "Networks"; (11) "The Internet"; (12) "Querying a Database"; (13) "Client/Server"; (14) "Encryption/Decryption"; (15) "Security"; and (16) "Backing Up Data." The formats used are discussed and two topic modules are described in more depth. The greatest challenge in developing this software was to determine how to increase the level and modes of interactivity to actively engage students. This paper also discusses how the various conceptual modules provide meaningful user interactivity, and provides a summary of preliminary reviews of the software and possible improvements. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A