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Technology and the Massification of Education

How Technology is Supporting Quality Education on a Massive Scale The modern world is growing increasingly complex seemingly by the day and in so doing is rendering skills that would have been sufficient to make a living a few years

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Evidence-Based Principles for Multimedia Instruction

Claremont Graduate University has just added a recent talk by cognitive psychologist Dr. Rich Mayer of UC Santa Barbara on how multimedia software can be best used to promote learning.  This talk reviews a research program that has produced ten

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Jing – simple multimedia presentations

Jing is a screen capture technology that offers a quick and easy way to make multimedia presentations. Combine an audio commentary with whatever is happening on your computer screen. Jing outputs to the standard .swf (Flash) format and is available

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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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