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Changing the Interface of Education with Revolutionary Learning Technologies
by Nishikant Sonwalkar
MIT's Nishikant Sonwalker points out that instructional design lags available technology. We're multisensory beings, so why don't we take advantage of multisensory media?
Recent developments in digital imaging, streaming audio and video, and interactive human-machine interfaces provide a wealth of opportunities to enhance the learning experience. More important than the technologies, however, is the context in which the multimedia enhancements are presented to learners. The design and development of combined media components—text, graphics, audio, video, animation, and simulations—for enhancing the learning process will depend on the learning model appropriate for the delivery of given course content. A list of a few potential multimedia enhancements might include
Right on! This is precisely the point that the Meta-Learning Lab has been harping on.
Check Nish's article for a handy chart of The Five Fundamental Learning Styles for Online Asynchronous Instruction.
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