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Recent development in multimedia e-learning technologies.

Lau, Rynson W. H. and Yen, Neil Y. and Li, Frederick W. B. and Wah, Benjamin (2014) 'Recent development in multimedia e-learning technologies.', World Wide Web., 17 (2). pp. 189-198.


Multimedia and networking technologies have significantly impacted on our daily activities, particularly in terms of how we learn. Nowadays, classroom teaching no longer simply relies on chalk and blackboard as the prime medium for course dissemination. E-learning technologies have made it possible to provide a virtual classroom environment on the Web through supporting teacher-student and student-student communications, course material distribution as well as online student assessments. They provide students with more control over their learning schedule and pace. On top of this, multimedia technologies further offer students different forms of media to match their learning styles, leading to enhancements of their learning effectiveness. This extended introduction discusses the latest e-learning specific multimedia technologies, their research challenges and future trends from both pedagogical and technological perspectives. We also summarize the papers included in this special issue.

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Date deposited:06 July 2016
Date of first online publication:March 2014
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