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ADVANTAGES OF APPLYING MULTI-MEDIA ELEMENT IN EDUCATION

The development of multimedia educational software using available multimedia technologies has been proven as an effective tool to support teaching and learning process. It provides a good solution to the problem of introducing new learning and teaching techniques in an education system. drawings.

There are many advantages of applying multimedia elements in education. One of it is that multimedia enable students to represent information using several different media. This proves to be helpful when students need to do their project. By using multimedia elements, they can present their project in a much more creative way. Moreover, multimedia approach also provide flexibility of where and when can they learn. This is because by using a multimedia approach such as audio and video, a student can record or make a connection with one another for discussion or listening to the previous topic that they have recorded. The multimedia approach also helps the students to develop a higher order thinking skill. By using the multimedia elements, students use their own idea and creativity to combine the elements of multimedia to produce something fresh and new. Furthermore, multimedia approach are also much more engaging compared to the traditional one. With multimedia, interactive learning can be done with live-action video, feedback, questions, and answers to keep the students interested and help in enhancing their skills. Next, with multimedia simulation technique can be effectively applied. By using simulation, the student can grasp a better understanding of the step and producer to make or do a certain project. This can improve their understanding and also help in improving their skills.

Multimedia learning environments must be shown to be educationally effective and to provide students the same or better quality of experience as they have with traditional teaching methods Animations have long been perceived as an effective tool in teaching and learning. While students’ reception towards animations has often been studied, there is also literature covering how teachers perceive and incorporate animations into their classes. At a research-intensive university in Hong Kong, animations on the topic of university assessment policy, such as rubrics and grade descriptors, have been produced so that teachers can understand the latest policy quickly without attending lengthy workshops. It was found that a striking 95% of teachers reported gaining a better understanding of assessment rubrics after watching the animation. This paper will present the findings from a small study on how teachers perceive the use of animations for their own professional development, and how they perceive the incorporation of animations into their own disciplines to engage students. Despite positive attitude towards the use of animation for teaching and learning, academics expressed practical and technical concerns.

The use of animations in educational contexts is not new. However, the exploration of their effectiveness as supplementary materials for lecture-based classes to help students improve their short-term memory is not as common.

Multimedia is vital in our life. This is because it is pack with various elements such as text, graphic, sound, video, and animation. All of this element can be seen in our surrounding. It is also used in various fields such as in education, training, business, games and science and technology. This is a proof that multimedia is important. In fact, multimedia is changing the ways of learning itself. Instead of just limiting you with a linear presentation such as reading text from a book, multimedia makes many improvements in learning by bringing various elements in order to make it more dynamic.

Education courses, skills and knowledge are often taught in a context. To overcome this, the use of multimedia as education aids help to provide a real-world example of using a computer with high-quality content. The various type of software available on the market can also help to provide a friendly interactive method of learning. Multimedia and tool such as the internet can provide teacher an instant excess to millions of resource available. These materials can help the teacher to provide the students with cooperative learning, critical thinking, discussion, and problem-solving. So, a multimedia approach to education provides many advantages over the traditional method.

With the help of multimedia, it can invoke creativity in both teacher and students so that they can apply it in order to teach or learn. Learning also become much easier with the help of multimedia. multimedia can help improve our educational system. This is a must because we need to keep up our pace with the evolvement of our technology.

 

Article by: Busayo Tomoh

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