Multimedia animations to enhance learning complex concepts in data communications

Author(s)

Leung, Ying K.; Pilgrim, Chris J.

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Abstract

This paper first identifies the problems associated with the teaching of data communications and describes a composite learning system to facilitate instruction. This courseware for data communications consists of three major components---a series of printed lecture notes, a computer-managed learning system and a series of animated multimedia demonstrations. From our experience, the multimedia component is particularly useful for students to learn physical processes and abstract concepts that are best presented as simulated animations. Examples of the multimedia components are illustrated in this paper to show the effectiveness of this animated visual imagery over traditional illustrations.

Publication year

1995

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

Learning with technology: 12th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 95), Melbourne, Australia, 04-06 December 1995 / J. M. Pearce and A. Ellis (eds.)

Publisher

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ISBN

9780732512200

Copyright

Copyright © 1995 The authors. The author(s) assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite Web site and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite Melbourne 1995. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s). The published version is reproduced in accordance with this policy.

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