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The Multimedia Instruction Initiative: Implications For Engineering Education

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Conference

1996 Annual Conference

Location

Washington, District of Columbia

Publication Date

June 23, 1996

Start Date

June 23, 1996

End Date

June 26, 1996

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

8

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1.467.1 - 1.467.8

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https://peer.asee.org/6200

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Robert A. Chin

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Amy R. Frank

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Session 3630

The Multimedia Instruction Initiative: Implications for Engineering Education

Robert A. Chin, Amy R. Frank East Carolina University

Recently, East Carolina University reiterated its commitment to the delivery of high quality and effective instruction through their Multimedia Instruction Initiative. The purpose of the Initiative was to assist faculty in integrating electronically based instructional computing technologies into their respective curricula. A request for proposals yielded 39 applications from a variety of disciplines. Conveyed in the various proposals were a variety of approaches to the integration of multimedia technology, a variety of instructional settings in which the multimedia technology may be integrated, and a variety of perspectives on multimedia instruction. All have implications for the delivery of instruction in engineering education.

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to convey to ASEE members selected approaches to the integration of electronically based instructional computing technology, including those of the authors'. This will be achieved by sharing with the membership approaches to the integration of multimedia technology in instructional settings, the variety of instructional settings in which the technology may be integrated, and to offer additional perspectives on multimedia instruction. The objective is to encourage members to consider and to explore possible options to the integration of such technology. The ultimate goal is improvement in the delivery of instruction in engineering education.

THE MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCTION INITIATIVE

Developed by the Division of Business Affairs in cooperation with the Division of Academic Affairs, ECU (East Carolina University), the MII (Multimedia Instruction Initiative) provides appropriate resources to assist faculty in integrating electronically based instructional computing technologies into the curriculum (T. E. Yarbrough, personal communication, April 20, 1995). Specifically, it provides hardware, software, and support to faculty members so they may explore and incorporate a wide range of multimedia computing technologies into classroom and laboratory instruction. The Initiative encompasses traditional multimedia hardware/software, including full motion video, sound, graphics, and CD-ROM based resources using computer assisted learning/instruction, instructional datasets and methodologies, and simulations (laboratory or classroom). Its focus is on enhancing classroom based instruction and the learning process. As well, the Initiative focuses on and encourages team work among faculty and the promotion of stewardship of scarce University resources.

1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

Chin, R. A., & Frank, A. R. (1996, June), The Multimedia Instruction Initiative: Implications For Engineering Education Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/6200

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