Videos, television and computers are effective electronic teaching tools
especially in today's context. Our Ministry
of Education has introduced the use of Computer Assisted Learning programs in
The use of videos and television certainly improves the learning
process among students. Generally, young children and teenagers learn better and
faster ,from the small screen than from the printed word. They
absorb more from the screen. It does not
matter what educational program they are reading or watching.
Through the Internet and the multiple
formats communicated over the web, students have access to new and exciting ways
of learning. The computer allows the incorporation of animation, moving pictures
and sound into lessons. These multimedia resources present materials which
encourage the learner's interaction with the subject matter. Pictures and
animations help bring to life principles and content of the subjects they are
learning. By so doing, students can take a more active role in their learning.
One of the advantages of using multimedia resources is they convey
information quickly and effectively. In this way, they make students more
interested in learning. Moreover, they can learn at their own pace and
convenience. All they need is a computer or television and some CD-ROMs.
The use of multimedia resources in education is widespread today. Its
greatest benefit is that it enables a wide range of resources at the learners'
disposal. What is happening is for schools to use a combination of class
lessons, texts and multimedia resources during lessons.