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ERIC Number: EJ905127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
Using Multimedia to Teach a Class on Technology and Society
Backer, Patricia Ryaby
Journal of Technology Studies, v30 n2 p70-79 Spr 2004
There has been considerable discussion in general educational publications about the value of instructional technology, in particular multimedia- or Web-based instruction. Much of the published work thus far has described various features of multimedia systems in an anecdotal manner rather than focusing on an evaluation of multimedia and its use in the university setting. In all of the discussion on multimedia, the nature of multimedia and learning using multimedia are interlinked. By its nature, multimedia-based learning is more complex than traditional lecture instruction. It is crucial to understand the social aspects of teaching and learning with multimedia. In this article, the author discusses how to use multimedia to teach a class on technology and society. She designed a project in which multimedia was used in a popular advanced general education (GE) course at San Jose State University (SJSU). The author discusses the design and development process of multimedia modules for the GE course at SJSU.
Epsilon Pi Tau. International Office, Technology Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0296. Tel: 419-372-2425; Fax: 419-372-9502; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California