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ERIC Number: EJ822354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
The Ideal Multimedia-Enabled Classroom: Perspectives from Psychology, Education, and Information Science
Eskicioglu, Ahmet M.; Kopec, Danny
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v12 n2 p199-221 Apr 2003
With the recent technological developments, an opportunity has emerged to introduce more efficient instruction into the classroom. The traditional blackboard approach is gradually giving way to more interaction between the instructor and students. Multimedia can be defined to be multiple forms of media (text, graphics, images, animation, audio and video) that work together. It is unparalleled in its ability to disseminate information quickly and accurately. Before the digital era, multimedia was delivered using one-way communication technologies such as books, magazines, radio, and television. The invention of the personal computer and the Internet, however, has introduced interactivity and created an engaging learning environment. Literature on learning and technology contains evidence that multimedia has the potential to transform every aspect of academic endeavor from instruction and learning to research and dissemination of knowledge. In this article, we will discuss why multimedia should be employed as the centerpiece for an emerging pattern of instruction. It can promote independent and cooperative learning, and improve performance of low achievers and special student populations, while heightening interest in learning, writing, and research. (Contains 1 note, 2 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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