Roger Slack in his article ‘PEDACTICE - The Use of Multimedia in Schools’ which was published in September, 1999, comments that the growth of information and communication technology (ICT) in society is reflected in policies to encourage the use of ICT in education and the development of educational multimedia. As the role of educational multimedia increases, it is increasingly important to have an idea of the potential it affords for teaching and learning.
Multimedia, as per Pearson’s website, can be defined generically as any combination of two or more media such as sound, images, text, animation, and video. For educational technology purposes, multimedia refers to computer-based systems that use associative linkages to allow users to navigate and retrieve information stored in a combination of text, sounds, graphics, video, and other media.
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