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

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 1
Patrick J. Fahy
Multimedia tools, applied with awareness of the realities of organizational culture, structures and finances, have been shown to enhance the... Sample PDF
Planning for Multimedia Learning
Chapter 2
Geraldine Torrisi-Steele
While multimedia technologies are being used in educational contexts, the effective use of multimedia in these contexts remains problematic.  In an... Sample PDF
Toward Effective Use of Multimedia Technologies in Education
Chapter 3
Ashok Banerji, Glenda R. Scales
Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly transforming our work environments and methods. Amongst these changes... Sample PDF
Interactive Multimedia for Learning and Performance
Chapter 4
Loreen M. Butcher-Powell
“We must not forget that almost all teaching is Multimedia” (Schramm, p.37). Today, the magnetism of multimedia is clearly oblivious via the use of... Sample PDF
Teaching, Learning and Multimedia
Chapter 5
Rika Yoshii, Alfred Bork, Alastair Milne, Fusa Katada, Felicia Zhang
To address the global problems of learning, we must make our development strategies ready to support the many different languages and cultures in... Sample PDF
Reaching Students of Many Languages and Cultures: Strategies for Developing Computer-Based Learning Units
Chapter 6
Lisa Gjedde
Narrative is fundamental for learning and the construction of meaning. In the design of interactive learning programs, the need for narrative is... Sample PDF
Designing for Learning in Narrative Multimedia Environments
Chapter 7
Vassilios Dagdilelis
Despite the generalized use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching, their educational applications have not yet been... Sample PDF
Principles of Educational Software Design
Chapter 8
Michael Sankey
The movement toward utilising multimedia learning environments in teaching has increased dramatically in recent years.  This chapter reports on... Sample PDF
Multiple Representations in Multimedia Materials: An Issue of Literacy
Chapter 9
Paul Kawachi
A multimedia construct for learning based on the Theory of Transactional Distance has been developed consisting of four stages of decreasing... Sample PDF
Empirical Representations in Multimedia Materials: An Issue of Literacy
Chapter 10
Peter E. Doolittle, Andrea L. McNeill, Krista P. Terry, Stephanie B. Scheer
The current emphasis, in education and training, on the use of instructional technology has fostered a shift in focus and renewed interest in... Sample PDF
Multimedia, Cognitive Load and Pedagogy
Chapter 11
Elspeth McKay
This chapter represents a discussion on the interactivity of how people think and react to instructional materials in general, in the light of how... Sample PDF
Cognitive Skill Compatibilities in Web-Based Educational Systems
Chapter 12
S. Retalis
The Web puts a huge number of learning resources within reach of anyone with Internet access. In many cases, these valuable resources are difficult... Sample PDF
Usable and Interoperable E-Learning Resources Repositories
Chapter 13
José L.R. Illera
Using multimedia applications to inform or to train is very different than using them for changing attitudes. The documented and discussed project... Sample PDF
Interactive Multimedia and AIDS Prevention: A Case Study
Chapter 14
Katia Tannous
In the process of teaching and learning, computers as a tool help the students to develop their reasoning and intelligence. In engineering... Sample PDF
Interactive Learning in Engineering Education
Chapter 15
Shivanand Balram, Suzana Dragicevic
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have created many new opportunities for teaching, learning and administration. This study... Sample PDF
An Embedded Collaborative Systems Model for Implementing ICT-based Multimedia Cartography Teaching and Learning
Chapter 16
Leo T.W. Hin, R. Subramaniam, Sharlene Anthony
A multimedia system based on the Cave Automated Virtual Environment is shown to be useful for learning science in the informal setting of a science... Sample PDF
Cave Automated Virtual Environment: A Supercomputer-based Multimedia System for Learning Science in a Science Center
Chapter 17
Mike Keppell, Jane Gunn, Kelsey Hegarty, Vivienne O’Conner, Ngaire Kerse, Karen Kan, Louise B. Messer
This chapter describes the learning design of two multimedia modules which complement a problem-based learning health sciences curriculum. The use... Sample PDF
Multimedia Learning Designs: Using Authentic Learning Interactions in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Chapter 18
Felicia Zhang
This chapter focuses on the effect of a learning environment in which biological, physical and technological ways of perceiving Mandarin Chinese... Sample PDF
Using an Interactive Feedback Tool to Enhance Pronunciation in Language Learning
About the Authors

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" (