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e-Journals and Digital Libraries

Many professional and academic journals are now published in electronic form. These have the advantage of being searchable. Additionally they may be used by any number of simultaneous users and cannot be lost or damaged. Institutions generally purchase a subscription

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Games and Simulations

Games and simulations are employed on the basis that learners learn best by doing. “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” (Confucius) “People remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what

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Multimedia Learning Resources

Multimedia technology allows concepts to be explained and illustrated in a variety of ways. Technologies such as Macromedia Flash and streaming video and audio permit material to be viewed again and again, anywhere, any time. Animations can be used to

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Recorded Lectures

The formal lecture has long been at the heart of university education. Large numbers of students form the audience while the professor holds center stage imparting his/her wisdom. That lectures have remained for so long as a major method of

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Course Material in Electronic form

Provision of course material in electronic form is probably the simplest application of educational technology. But is there any benefit beyond saving photocopying costs? I believe there are several. Having material available online provides access to learning materials 24 hours

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