Enhancing E-Learning with Interactive Multimedia

Enhancing E-Learning with Interactive Multimedia

Dongsong Zhang (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA) and Lina Zhou (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/irmj.2003100101
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Abstract

Nowadays, multimedia-based e-Learning systems have become widely available. Many systems, however, provide little interactivity to learners. E-Learners do not have much control over learning content and process to meet their individual needs. Therefore, we face challenges of how to integrate instructional material in different media and how to provide flexible process control in an e-Learning environment to enable personalized knowledge construction and improve learning effectiveness. In this study, we propose that an e-Learning system with interactive multimedia can help learners better understand learning content and achieve learning performance comparable to that of classroom learning. The results from an empirical study show significant evidence in support of our proposition. It explores an important issue towards building effective multimedia-based e-Learning environments.

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