Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training

Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training

Sanjaya Mishra (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India) and Ramesh C. Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
Release Date: July, 2004|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 434
ISBN13: 9781591403937|ISBN10: 1591403936|EISBN13: 9781591403951|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-393-7


Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training emerges out of the need to share information and knowledge on the research and practices of using multimedia in various educational settings. The book discusses issues related to planning, designing and development of interactive multimedia in a persuasive tone and style, offering rich research data. Roles and application of multimedia in different education and training contexts are highlighted, as are case studies of multimedia development and use, including areas such as language learning, cartography, engineering education, health sciences, and others. Authors of various chapters report on their experiences of designing multimedia materials that are pedagogically appropriate and suitable to the cognitive abilities of the target groups.

Reviews and Testimonials

This book will be useful to theoreticians and practitioners studying interactive multimedia systems in education and training. It's clear that the chapters are well organized and cover a wide range of topics...information on the design, development, implementation, and application of multimedia systems was presented in an interesting manner. The book seemed fair and helpful in the way that it presented data from case studies to illustrate the successes and challenges in using interactive multimedia for education.

– Rajarathnam Chandramouli, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, in IEEE Multimedia, January-March 2006

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sanjaya Mishra holds a Ph.D. in library and information science in the area of library networks. He has been a teacher of communication technology to distance educators. He has been involved in successful implementation of many multimedia and Internet based courses. With professional training in distance education, television production and multimedia, he is actively involved in collaboration at international level. At present, he is reader in distance education at the staff training and research institute of distance education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He also served (2001-2003) the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia at New Delhi as a programme officer, where he conducted a number of workshops on ‘multimedia’ and ‘e-learning’ in the Asian region. He has served as consultant to UNESCO, UN-ESCAP, World Bank and the Commonwealth of Learning. He was book review editor of Indian Journal of Open Learning from 1997-2000 and also edited few special issues of the same journal. He is author/editor of 10 books and has contributed more than 75 research papers in reputed professional journals. He is one of the founder editors of the Asian Journal of Distance Education. He co-edited the Idea Group Inc. publication Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training in 2005. He received the University Silver Medal for Best Research Paper for his work entitled ‘Roles and Competencies of Academic Counsellors in Distance Education’ published in Open Learning in 2005.
Ramesh Sharma holds a Ph.D. in education in the area of educational technology and is currently working as regional director in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He has been a teacher trainer also and has taught educational technology, educational research and statistics, educational measurement and evaluation, Special Education, Psychodynamics of Mental Health Courses for the B.Ed. and M.Ed. programmes. He has conducted many training programmes for the in- and pre-service teachers on the use of computers, Internet and multimedia in teaching and instruction, and had established a Centre of ICT in the College he was working. He is a member of many committees on implementation of technology in the Open University. His areas of specialization include ICT applications, computer networking, on-line learning, student support services in open and distance learning, and teacher education. He is the co-Editor of the 'Asian Journal of Distance Education' (ISSN 1347-9008, In addition to these, he is/has been on the editorial advisory board of "Distance Education", "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning", and "Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education". He has co-authored one book on distance education research and very recently one of his co-edited book on "Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training" has been published by Idea Group Inc., USA. He is also on the Advisory Board Member and an author for the "Encyclopedia of Distance Learning" (