Future directions of multimedia technologies in e-learning

Timothy K. Shih, Qing Li, Jason C. Hung

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In the last chapter, we discuss how advanced multimedia technologies are used in distance learning systems, including multimedia authoring and presentation, Web-based learning, virtual environments, interactive video, and systems on mobile devices. On the other hand, we believe pedagogic theory should be incorporated into the design of distance learning systems to add learning efficiency. Thus, we point out some suggestions to the designers of future distance learning systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781599049540
ISBN (Print)1599049538, 9781599049533
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2008


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