The Challenges of Using Multi-Media Tools in University Instruction
Pai-Tsang (Danniel) Chen, Gwo-Yunn (James) Jaw, Larry K. Bright, The University of South Dakota, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The value of video and multi-media in teaching and learning has been long recognized. More than 80 percent of learners prefer "show me" more than "tell me." Video of actual problem solving circumstances can provide effective and efficient stimulation of visual senses that enhance learning effectiveness. Applications of multi-media can be used in widely-divergent content fields, as illustrated in this paper by university faculty in computer science, English as a second language, and adult education. But, the labor intensive demands of producing original video, of selecting existing professional or entertainment video, or of learning video and multi-media editing software and hardware keep even the most enthusiastic advocates frustrated. The importance of video and multi-media in shortening the time for showing learning context and concepts demand that educators continue to face the challenges of applications in instruction. This paper reflects the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges that three professors face in their work.
Chen, P.T., Jaw, G.Y. & Bright, L.K. (2005). The Challenges of Using Multi-Media Tools in University Instruction. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3122-3129). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).