Multimedia is everywhere. It is in your favorite video games, web sites, phone apps, music, e-books, and camera. Though it comes in different forms, still, it serves as a powerful communication tool intended for expressive and practical purposes.
An Innovative Way of Learning
Multimedia is described as the combination of text, sound effects, light, animated figures, and still images. It is used in video games, information kiosks, websites, and other interactive applications.
The most significant contributions of hypermedia can be realized in education. It emerges as a creative, fun, and innovative way of learning. Besides reflective thinking, it also stimulates cognitive senses allowing students to express prior knowledge, interpret information, and participate in discussions.
According to research, a human brain is capable of processing and encoding simultaneous auditory and visual stimuli; however, text and sounds are better remembered through visual presentation. Thus, multimedia arts are integrated in various applications to capture a persons curiosity and attention helping instructors to provide a comprehensive learning experience to their students. Besides a learner-centered environment, it also provides increased access to information, self-paced learning, enhanced communication, and self-efficiency.
Overall, interactive learning is an effective way of surpassing academic challenges. Though it is a relatively new approach to instruction, it greatly provides an opportunity to creatively develop a diverse, adaptable, and interactive learning environment. Moreover, participation in such activities would help students learn:
– Effective collaboration techniques;
– Strategies to overcome communication challenges;
– Significant techniques in synthesizing and analyzing complex content;
– Importance and impact of different media platforms;
– Ways of expressing ideas creatively;
– System of presenting information in compelling ways; and
– Acceptance and proper delivery of constructive feedback.