ERIC Number: ED425728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Effectiveness of Multi-Media Training Programs.
Smith, Charles W.
Applied Business Technologies, Inc. is in the process of developing multi-media training CD's to support the implementation of its PowerCAMPUS student information system product. Multi-media training is a very powerful tool for achieving objectives. Trainees take the course at a time convenient for them and progress at a pace suited to their ability. Post course testing reveals this type of training is significantly more effective than traditional classroom training. Especially effective is the eye-to-eye contact with the instructor during the video portion of the training. A comparison of the life-cycle costs to deliver system training using a multi-media enhanced program versus a traditional one shows the significant economic advantage of the technique. The advantage escalates dramatically with scale. Traditional training techniques in the software industry, the multi-media training paradigm, and program limitations are discussed. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Courseware, Information Industry, Information Systems, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Intermode Differences, Learner Controlled Instruction, Material Development, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Optical Data Disks, Postsecondary Education, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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