Multimedia technology has served as gateway in enhancing the learning of the students. With the integration of text, graphics, sound, and video, we are able to understand the context of the lesson more. There are moments now inside the classroom that traditional mode of lecturing such as blackboard, chalk, and even books, may not be enough to explain the concept and with the use of multimedia or technological resources, they are able to grasp the lesson and identify important terms.
In Designing and Developing Resources: Multimedia Materials, enables the student to be more interactive and engaged in the lesson or activity. With that, they not only become passive learners but with the different multimedia activities that one can do such as gaming, simulations, slides production.
I remember in a make up workshop that I attended to, our instructor showed to us a video presentation on how to apply make up on face. For me, eye shadow application is the most difficult application to do because of the blending and contouring, but with the video clip on how to apply it, we were able to know the proper application. Thus, learning comes through when we were tasked to perform the application of eye shadow exercise. In this way, there is hands on application.
Same also on how to properly do a cpr. We are able to identify what to do if there is a step-by-step information that we can follow.
Teachers in a way are able to inform student beyond the traditional mode and offer more variations.
As an aspiring teacher and tutor to my son and nephew, it helps that they are youtube videos that help me explain their lessons in Science. For my son, he becomes more engage when there are lively songs in an alphabet video. Not only that my son and video develop more focus especially if there are educational activities in their iPad which they are allowed to play during the weekends.
Again, multimedia is a powerful tool that must be utilized properly. We have to know the purpose why we have to use these multimedia in order to teach our students. Because in that way, they will know how to incorporate multimedia in their studies.