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A conceptual architecture for interactive educational multimedia

IGI Global
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  • Educational Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer-Based Learning And Training
  • Web Course Development
  • Interactive Technology
  • Educational Multimedia
  • Computer Science
  • Education


Learning is more than knowledge acquisition; it often involves the active participation of the learner in a variety of knowledge- and skills-based learning and training activities. Interactive multimedia technology can support the variety of interaction channels and languages required to facilitate interactive learning and teaching. A conceptual architecture for interactive educational multimedia can support the development of such multimedia systems. Such an architecture needs to embed multimedia technology into a coherent educational context. A framework based on an integrated interaction model is needed to capture learning and training activities in an online setting from an educational perspective, to describe them in the human-computer context, and to integrate them with mechanisms and principles of multimedia interaction.

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