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ERIC Number: EJ874297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Multimedia Presentations: A Powerful Education Learning Tool
Simeone, Paula
Australian Educational Computing, v17 n2 p33-35 Nov 2002
Multimedia is one of the biggest buzzwords around in education in this age of computer technology. Multimedia is short for multiple media and simply means using computers to bring together words, photographs, sounds, animations and video. In this article, the author talks about multimedia presentations as a powerful education learning tool. It is a very powerful way for students to learn and for teachers to reinforce and complement traditional studying. The benefits of multimedia are becoming increasingly apparent: it provides educational material as a living combination of words, sound and pictures and it encourages students' desire to explore and discover knowledge for themselves, making learning a joy not a chore. Students now are able to create their own projects with multimedia technology. This is called multimedia authoring. The value of this technology comes when educators empower the student to take a more proactive role in the acquisition and analysis of information. It offers a constructivist approach to learning and strong interactive processes of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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