ERIC Number: ED415933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Multimedia, It's Soup!
Jackson, Jannett N.
In 1996, Fresno City College (California) introduced a multimedia presentations class to increase learning efficiency and teach students the skills they need to compete in a technologically advancing society. The course, entitled "Classroom of the Future," was presented to the Dean of Instruction for approval in 1993. Funding was generated from various programs and grants, and the curriculum was developed in adherence to the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) guidelines. The class required students to complete assigned tasks, work together in teams, acquire and evaluate data, and understand and actively participate in the computer system. At its conclusion, students presented a group multimedia project. An expanded course content involving work groups, multimedia application design, and multimedia tools offered further opportunity for skills development. Feedback indicates that multimedia is a valuable and cost-effective tool for learning, the use of which may inspire a kind of technological reform in education. Document addendums list class hardware and software. (Contains 11 references.) (YKH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Coll., CA.