“Multimedia is a synthesis; a hybrid offering the advantages of the user-driven book with the wonders of electronic technology.” – Robert Winter
The World of Multimedia
Multimedia is a combination of video, texts, graphics, and sounds. It may also refer to computer-based systems and/or links that allow users to navigate and retrieve information from other media. Thus, multimedia has emerged as a powerful tool in promoting a comprehensive learning experience.
Multimedia stimulates our cognitive senses. According to research, our brain can process and encode visual presentations simultaneously. Thus, interactive learning is enhanced through the different multimedia platforms such as E-book, smartphones, and other online resources. Some of the most specific uses of multimedia include:
- Simulation of data
- Development of writing skills
- Acquisition of computer skills
- Understanding of abstract Mathematics and Science concepts
- Management and administration of classroom activities
- Individualized and cooperative learning
Apart from interactive learning, multimedia also improves reading comprehension and vocabulary development through contextual information. Thus, teachers agree that multimedia resources are essential for learning. Several advantages of which include:
Multimedia promotes easy learning. Students can listen to or view podcasts and/or webinars anytime, anywhere. Since they can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device, students can easily access important topics and discussions.
According to research, students who utilized multimedia materials provide 55-121 percent accurate solutions to problems. Thus, graphics increases cognitive focus and retention as students experience and/or visualize real-life situations.
Multimedia tools promote students engagement. According to SEG Research, an educational assessment firm, students are “digital natives.” Since they have adapted to technology, utilizing audiovisual elements will stimulate and bring excitement to the class environment.
Multimedia tools adapt to the natural process of the human brain. As explained by Richard Mayer, an educational psychologist, we can learn better with lessons that activate our senses than by simply reading words. Since multimedia presentations stimulate a variety of sensory channels, our brain will more likely store long-term information using them.
Collaboration and community building
Multimedia promotes interactive learning through blogs, social networking sites, forums, and wikis. These tools allow students and teachers to express ideas and/or discuss important topics. While teachers provide instructional tips, students may engage in learning activities and/or peer reviews.
CIIT: Philippines’ Best in Multimedia Education
Known for its affordable, industry relevant curriculum, and state-of-the art facilities, CIIT takes pride in supplying the latest tools and technologies in Multimedia Arts education in the Philippines.
CIIT fosters an environment of collaborative learning that enhances personal growth among students, faculty, and staff. Its team of industry experts ensures that students are equipped with the most recent techniques in IT and Multimedia Arts courses. CIIT never settles for mediocrity and pursues excellence in all its endeavors. Indeed, CIIT is one of the Philippines’ best schools.