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ERIC Number: ED405833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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A Personal Multimedia System for Instructional Support.
Snyder, Robin M.
This paper presents a specific bottom-up implementation method for getting started with multimedia for instructional support at the personal level. Some minimal top-down design considerations for an institutional multimedia system include: (1) the instructor should be able to take work from/to the desktop to/from the classroom; (2) the capability in the classroom and on the desktop should be similar; (3) students in the class should be able to easily see what is presented; and (4) students should be able to electronically interact with the instructor. Getting information into and out of the computer is an important part of multimedia gadgets; one way to share gadgets between environments is to use gadgets that interface via common hardware ports. Lower resolution (and lower priced) television screens are suitable monitors for most classroom instruction. The failure of any one part of the instructional technology in use can cause the entire system to fail, with potentially catastrophic consequences; the only viable solution to the technology dependence problem seems to be to make each part of the system as reliable as possible, with provisions for fault tolerance. Multimedia can be used to teach about multimedia and other information systems and computer technology material. Word problems using multimedia in a relative context can help student decision making. When working with large files, some form of backup and transportable storage is essential. There is a number of practical and theoretical concepts that multimedia users should be aware of in terms of multimedia objects (text, graphics, audio, and video) and usage. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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