Using Multimedia/Hypermedia Tools over Networks for Distance Education and Training

TitleUsing Multimedia/Hypermedia Tools over Networks for Distance Education and Training
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBouras, C, Kapoulas, V, Spirakis, P, Lampsas, P, Tatakis, A, Kontogiannis, S, Fotakis, D
JournalJournal of Educational Technology Review - ETR, AACE, No. 7
Pagination 20 - 26
Date PublishedSummer

The rapid developments in the Information Technology sector as well as the
deployment of faster networks brings us to the era of the New Information
Technology (NIT). The citizen of the near future must be able to use them else he will
be seriously handicapped in his everyday life. Thus NIT becomes part of the
educational process while on the other hand offers the tools and the infrastructure for
the establishment of the distance education process. The educators are one of the first
professions that must learn to use NIT and its tools. Multimedia/hypermedia tools
offer solutions to the problems posed by the distance education process. They can be
user-friendly and enticing and they can cover most, if not all, the needs of their users.
A lot of prototype systems (tools) for distance education have been developed, each
offering a number of functions that aid the process of distance education. The rapid
growth of World Wide Web is adding another factor that can lead to the wider
deployment of distance education systems. Although the value of distance education
is unquestionable there is still a lot of work to be done before a wide spread
implementation platform emerges.