Roles and Importance of Multimedia in Higher Education
Dawood Alhamdani, Sohar University, Oman
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Multimedia, as product and application, can have potential roles in enhancing learning. Certainly multimedia resources are increasingly embraced in elementary and secondary education. On the contrary, multimedia in higher education has not been met with enthusiasm. Such as instructors' attitudes, unawareness of it importance and relevancy, lack of training and administration are some factors contribute resistance of multimedia uses. To advance the use of multimedia technology, faculty should be convinced of its importance, relevancy and practicality. This paper discusses some of the expected features of multimedia based education and the teaching approach that promote active learning. The paper starts by defining multimedia, hypermedia and active learning. By defining these concepts, the reader can have better understating of the proposed approach in high education teaching.
Alhamdani, D. (2008). Roles and Importance of Multimedia in Higher Education. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1215-1222). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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