What Is Multimedia? Multimedia is a computer-based interactive communications process that incorporates text, graphics, sound, animation, and video
Need of Multimedia Multimedia enables us to provide a way by which learners can experience their subject in a vicarious manner. The key to providing this experience is having simultaneous graphic, video and audio, rather than in a sequential manner.
Class of Multimedia Streaming Stored Audio and Video Streaming Live Audio and Video Real-Time Interactive Audio and Video
Multimedia Advantages Deep involvement Multi-sensory Creates knowledge connections Individualized Teacher and student creation
Multimedia Disadvantages “Lost in cyberspace” Lack of structure Non-interactive – if one-way, no feedback Text intensive content Complex to create Time consuming Cognitive overload Linear content
Distance Learning Distance learning refers to the physical separation of teaching and learning. Compared with the older term distance education, the newer distance learning puts an emphasis on the “learner.” Student-centered learning is an especially appropriate concept in distance learning, where students need to take greater responsibility for their learning.
Distance Learning Technology No single technology is considered the “best.” The trend, however, is to use more digital, computer- based technologies, especially the Internet.
Technology use in Distance Learning Chat room Collaborative Project Email Message board Podcasting Vidéo Web Conferencing
Advantages of Distance Learning Lots of flexibility. No commuting. Numerous choices for Universities. Lowered costs. Learn while working.
Disadvantages of Distance Learning Lack of social interaction. Format is not ideal for all learners. Some employers don’t accept degrees. Requires adaptability to new technologies. Not all courses required to complete the degree my be offered online.