Multimedia in Education

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Multimedia in Education


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Text can improve education by providing students with important information that helps them to understand the other forms of multimedia, such as graphics, animation, and video (Asthana,n.d.). When students use text or hyper-text they are the end user of multimedia (Asthana,n.d.).


Multimedia in the classroom

Multimedia is beneificial to the classroom because it engages students and helps them retain information by appealing to multiple information processing channels (Brainpop, 2008).The five types of multimedia1. Text2. Sound3. Animation4. Graphics5. Video



Graphics help enhance classroom lessons by helping students to see how information is connected. Graphics can be pictures, charts, graphs, or organizers. According to Inspiration Software (2014) , when graphics are accompanied by text students can remember information better by understanding the relationships and recalling related facts.

Sound improves instruction by allowing students to control the pacing of the information they receive. For example, when listening to audiotapes students can slow down, stop, rewind, and fast forward the information they receive. Sound can also be paired with visuals to enhance student's working memory (Brainpop, 2008).

Animations are drawn illustrations that help students to keep track of changes that occur over time or to present information slowly so that students do not experience infromation overload (Asthana, n.d.).

Video is effective in education because it provides students with visual aids to supplement information they received in print or auditorially. In addition, videos can bring presentations to the classroom that the students cannot experience first hand due to danger or cost (Asthana, n.d.).



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