Web-Based Multimedia Children's Art Cultivation

Web-Based Multimedia Children's Art Cultivation

Hao-Tung Lin (National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.) and Herng-Yow Chen (National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-953-3.ch081
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With the rapid advance in Web and multimedia technologies, authoring various types of multimedia content and distributing them on the Web has been very popular for many years. These technologies are applied in e-learning extensively, such as from language learning (e.g., ESL) to professional domain knowledge (e.g., computer science). In contrast, e-learning systems focusing on art domains, especially for kids or teenagers, are few. This is a notable shortcoming, because from a technical viewpoint, current advances in multimedia technology via the Web promise this kind of application. On the other hand, compared with technologies needed for more general-purpose knowledge, cultivating children’s art through e-learning technology needs much more edutainment ingredients – it must be interesting and interactive and offer multimedia. Realizing this kind of e-learning is really a challenge, not only from a pedagogical viewpoint (the first ingredient) but also technical ones (the latter two ingredients).

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