Topic 15 - Multimedia

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  • Created on: 19-03-13 15:22
What is Multimedia?
Multimedia means the use if many different types of media such as text, audio, still images, animation, video and different types of interactivity
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Multimedia in Education
-Helps students who learn in different ways -Uses different interesting media to get the message across -Tutorial packages -Language packs uses sound, video and animation -Online tests allow teachers to check progress
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Multimedia in Entertainment
-Many people now spend more time on their computer that they do watching the TV -Use social networking sites, chat rooms, online auctions, watching videos on YouTube, etc. -There has been a huge change in the way people access music and films
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Multimedia in Business
-Most businesses use multimedia in their websites to promote their business -Use a full range of multimedia features to advertise their goods or services -Use multimedia in presentations given to customers -Adverts on the WWW
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Multimedia in Society
-Flexibility to access information in different forms -Interactivity whilst using the material -Integration of material from many different sources -Draws attention to particular material
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Multimedia in the Future
-EBook readers -Live streaming -Complete internet access anywhere anytime
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Memory
Larger memory will mean: - Applications run faster -More apps are able to run at the same time -You are able to move quickly between apps
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File Sizes
-Bit (smallest unit of measurement) -Byte (8 bits) -Kilobytes, KB (1000 bytes) -Megabyte, MB (1000 kilobytes) -Gigabyte, GB (1000 megabytes) -Terabyte, TB (1000 gigabytes)
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Multimedia Hardware - Input Devices
-LCD/Plasma screen -Mouse -Graphics tablet -Touch-sensitive input devices -Microphone -Digital Camera
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Backing Storage for Multimedia
-Magnetic hard drives (fixed or portable) -Optical disks (e.g. CD-ROM, DVD) -Flash drives (pen drives, memory sticks, etc) -Memory cards
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Advantages in using Multimedia Software
-Offers interaction with the user -Offers different ways of presenting information -Can suit different learning styles -It enables learning through exploration, discovery and experience
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Disadvantages in using Multimedia Software
-It is very time consuming to produce good multimedia software -It places high demands on the hardware (often upgrades of computers are required) -If you print a webpage it can come out in the wrong format -Multimedia uses lots of power
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-Helps students who learn in different ways -Uses different interesting media to get the message across -Tutorial packages -Language packs uses sound, video and animation -Online tests allow teachers to check progress

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Multimedia in Education

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-Many people now spend more time on their computer that they do watching the TV -Use social networking sites, chat rooms, online auctions, watching videos on YouTube, etc. -There has been a huge change in the way people access music and films

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-Most businesses use multimedia in their websites to promote their business -Use a full range of multimedia features to advertise their goods or services -Use multimedia in presentations given to customers -Adverts on the WWW

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-Flexibility to access information in different forms -Interactivity whilst using the material -Integration of material from many different sources -Draws attention to particular material

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