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Enhancing learning in tertiary institutions through multimedia based courseware

JO Ugah, HC Inyiama

Abstract


The use of multimedia courseware in conducting classroom teaching in our tertiary institutions is imperative. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, courses from the Interactive compact disk read-only memory (CD-ROM) makes students take more proactive role in acquiring; analyzing and synthesizing information. This mode of learning will bring about better students’ performance. This paper discusses multimedia courseware on compact disk read-only memory as one of the most convenient and cost-effective courseware reengineering methodology of our age. A brief summary of the steps required to produce a multimedia courseware is also provided. Also discussed are the reasons for converting classroom courses to e-learning format. The general advantages and disadvantages of this approach to learning is also discussed. Students will have the liberty to go through the same lecture as many times as they wish and also at their individual pace. Lecturers on their own will have more time to attend to student problems.



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