WHAT IS MULTIMEDIA• Multimedia is nothing but the processing and presentation of information in a more structured and understandable manner using more than one media such as text, graphics, animation, audio and video.
Types of multimediaand their classroomapplications• Talking books and speech synthesis-Digital texts can be read aloud using recorded human voice or synthetic text-to- speech programs.Ex. Speech recognition softwares
• CD-ROM storybooks- CD-ROM storybooks offer digital text in combination with features such as animations, illustrations, speech, and sound.
• Video/videodiscs- Video/videodiscs offer a means to contextualize curriculum content and instruction across the curriculum.- Ex. ASL video clips
• Hypermedia- Hypermedia refers to hyperlinked multimedia—the linkage of text, audio, graphics, animation, and/or video through hyperlinks- Ex. Interactive computer programs
• Computer simulations-Computer simulations are computer-generated versions of real-world objects (for example, a brain) or processes (for example, an election).
Samples of possibleresources ofMultimedia for CSN• Ablenet• Products for teaching students with disabilities. Products include wearable communication aids, a CD- ROM story about a student with disabilities, learning software titles
• AGS Publishing• Publishes assessment and test preparation software, textbooks, instructional materials, and more for students with a wide range of special needs.
• AutoSkill• provider of software based literacy interventions for underachieving students of any age or ability
• Granada Learning• Offers administrative tools, multimedia titles for life skills, reading, software for dyslexia, and much more for people with special needs.