Cheap Production of Multimedia Programs

Cheap Production of Multimedia Programs

Pavel Slavik (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic), Marek Kulvejt (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic), David Hromas (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic) and Josef Novak (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-00-6.ch017
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Abstract

The importance of multimedia in distance education has increased steadily over the last few years. This fact implies a growing need for the production of large quantities of multimedia programs with a high level of user interaction. As the production of sophisticated multimedia programs is rather expensive, the question can be asked if it is possible to produce educational multimedia programs in a cheaper way. This could be achieved in two ways: either by simplifying the educational contents in such a way that there would be no high demands for graphics, videos and a high level of interaction, or to use some existing products that could be modified into a multimedia form. Two systems will be presented that will allow us to create interactive multimedia programs both in a CD-ROM environment and in a network environment as well. These multimedia programs have been created from already existing videotapes that were digitized and enhanced with interactive features.

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