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Cheung, W. S. (1999). Multimedia technology. In M. Waas (Ed.), Enhancing learning: Challenge of integrating thinking and information technology into the curriculum: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association ( pp. 182-187). Singapore: Plaza Parkroyal Hotel.
In recent years, multimedia technology has become available for teachers due to the fast pace of
computer hardware and software development. Some teachers are exploring its uses in schools.
In this regard multimedia can be used as an instructional tool or learning tool. To use multimedia
effectively in schools, teachers need to have a good understanding about what it is, what its
potentials are, and how it is selected for schools.
This paper will define the term "multimedia" and describe the potentials of multimedia
technology in schools. In addition, we will discuss two key issues in evaluating multimedia
software: learner control, and navigation. With a basic understanding of the two issues and their
impact upon learning, educators may have a better view in selecting multimedia software for their
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the ERA Annual Conference held at Plaza Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore from 23-25 November 1998
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