Multimedia Instruction

Multimedia Instruction

Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch197
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Abstract

Multimedia technology is increasingly being used as a vehicle to deliver instruction. The terms “hypermedia” and “multimedia” are often used interchangeably. However, a distinction is sometimes made: Not all multimedia applications are necessarily hypermedia. A network representation of information is one of the defining characteristics of hypermedia. An instance of hypermedia consists of pieces of information connected in an arbitrary manner to form a network of references (Begoray, 1990). In this chapter, the terms will be used synonymously. There are many benefits for using multimedia for instruction.

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