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ERIC Number: ED421389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 14
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Multimedia in Anthropology: A Guide to the Nonhuman Primates.
Burton, Frances D.
This paper describes a primatology project using computer assisted learning and interactive multimedia to help students at the University of Toronto (Canada) learn about non-human primates. The purpose of the interactive program is to present the "natural history" of the majority of the 200-plus species of non-human primates in constant association with that species' portrait and a map of its distribution. Nine categories of information are grouped under the major headings of Attributes, Ecology, and Social Behavior. The paper describes the procedures for accessing information in the multimedia package and discusses pedagogical considerations of active learning and image association. The program is intended to be an adjunct to an introductory course, used in conjunction with lecture and other instructional styles with an introduction to research. Still in the experimental stage, this multimedia program has not been formally tested. Costs and expenditures are discussed. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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