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Recent development in multimedia e-learning technologies

Lau, Rynson W.H.; Yen, Neil Y.; Li, Frederick W.B.; Wah, Benjamin

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Rynson W.H. Lau

Neil Y. Yen

Benjamin Wah


Multimedia and networking technologies have significantly impacted on our daily activities, particularly in terms of how we learn. Nowadays, classroom teaching no longer simply relies on chalk and blackboard as the prime medium for course dissemination. E-learning technologies have made it possible to provide a virtual classroom environment on the Web through supporting teacher-student and student-student communications, course material distribution as well as online student assessments. They provide students with more control over their learning schedule and pace. On top of this, multimedia technologies further offer students different forms of media to match their learning styles, leading to enhancements of their learning effectiveness. This extended introduction discusses the latest e-learning specific multimedia technologies, their research challenges and future trends from both pedagogical and technological perspectives. We also summarize the papers included in this special issue.


Lau, R. W., Yen, N. Y., Li, F. W., & Wah, B. (2014). Recent development in multimedia e-learning technologies. World Wide Web, 17(2), 189-198.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 6, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 6, 2016
Journal World Wide Web
Print ISSN 1386-145X
Electronic ISSN 1573-1413
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Pages 189-198


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