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Will Media Ever Influence Learning? Global Perspectives

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The impact of media on instructional outcomes continues to be debated. The cost for new distance-system development and training is a major challenge for institutions in developing countries that want to be competitive in the global society. To adopt the newest distance media does not always directly result in a proportional increase in student learning outcomes. A choice of a high quality media for a few people may miss the challenge of serving the greatest number with an effective delivery approach within economic reach. Media influences learning by introducing different levels of learning objectives. However, beyond media consideration, factors such as instructional methods and learning styles need to be high priority to policy makers. The less economically fortunate people of developing countries need the concern of the high technology world to assure that large populations are excluded from the distance learning society.


Yang, J.F., Bright, L.K., Lin, N.C.M., Lin, R.H.C. & Hsiao, C.M. (2003). Will Media Ever Influence Learning? Global Perspectives. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1176-1180). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 23, 2022 from .



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