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Author Burleson, W. ♦ Thampuran, S. ♦ Ramaswamy, N.
Sponsorship IEEE Educ. Soc. ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. ♦ American Soc. Eng. Educ. (Educ. Res. & Methods Div.)
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Multimedia systems ♦ Computer science education ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Educational technology ♦ Systems engineering education ♦ Computer aided instruction ♦ Pervasive computing ♦ Courseware ♦ DVD ♦ Information technology
Abstract Multimedia systems can provide course content, active learning opportunities and instructional technology to facilitate education in the area of computer engineering to a broad range of students. This paper describes final results of a large NSF-funded project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since the initial stages of this project, multimedia systems have become ubiquitous in our lives. During the lifetime of this project, we have explored rapidly evolving multimedia technologies and applications in a wide variety of scenarios: a novel multimedia courseware approach using a combination of CD/DVD and Web-based technology was designed and developed. Over 400 students have now taken courses using this media in a variety of formats; a new course in multimedia systems for nonmajors was developed and is being used as a core course for new programs in information technology across 29 community colleges, state colleges and universities across Massachusetts; and a set of modules on multimedia systems including video coding, computer graphics, multimedia networking, multimedia hardware, multimedia architectures and multimedia testing were developed. This paper describes the lessons learned in the overall project and draws conclusions about the impact of multimedia systems on computer engineering education as well as methods and future opportunities for similar curriculum innovation projects.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA (Burleson, W.)
ISBN 0780374444
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-11-06
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 503.13 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library