Editorial Introduction to multimedia system technologies for educational tools

Scott Acton, Fumio Kishino, Ryohei Nakatsu, Jinshan Tang, Matthias Rauterberg
2006 Multimedia Systems  
The application of multimedia system technologies to the field of education is of high interest today because of the wide accessibility of Internet and computer technologies in the classroom. Multimedia technologies have been successfully and widely applied to teaching, self-paced learning, digital libraries, etc., in recent years. Multimedia technology for education has also been a subject of intense research. In the past 10 years, the research of multimedia technology for education has been
more » ... holarly as well as practical. The expectations for the educational system have changed markedly during the past few decades. Many of the newer expectations are rooted in the rapidly developing capabilities and the ubiquitous availability of information technology. As a key information technology for education, multimedia technology provides a fresh perspective to pedagogy and is causing a revolution in the way educators approach the classroom. This is an important arena in which Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering impact K-University education. This special issue is aimed at dissemination of recent advances in multimedia systems and technologies for educational tools. A total of 28 papers were submitted to this special issue and each was peer-reviewed by at least three experts in multimedia. Among them, 10 papers were selected for inclusion in this special issue. The
doi:10.1007/s00530-005-0001-1 fatcat:zbe4qxxsprb6pofk7jas4csagm