Unformatted text preview: ime and can leave the classroom whenever they want. Note that just like a digital library, a virtual
classroom (which does not exist physically) overcomes the distance and time
limitations of current classrooms because it remains open round the clock and
allows students to use it from remote locations.
Employee training is an important aspect of any organization. An organization
often needs to impart training to its employees on the processes, products and
services offered by the organization. Many organizations have developed and use
interactive multimedia training programs for this purpose. A computer based
training has many advantages. It allows the employees to take training at their own
convenient time. For example, workers on a nigh shift can learn as conveniently as
those working during the day, and an employee can stop training when other more
important work must be done, and resume training when his/her schedule allows.
Multimedia tools are often used in these training programs to enhance their
effectiveness. For example, hypertext and hypermedia technologies may be used
to allow different employees to get trained at their own pace of learning.
Networked multimedia can be used to impart the same (high quality) training to
employees working in remote offices and plants of the organization.
Computer systems were normally considered as a device that is useful in our
education, research, and work. However, multimedia technology has now also
made them an interesting entertainment tool. The applications described below are
few examples of this.
With the advent of multimedia, there has been a boom in the different types of
video games available on computer systems. Sound and animation have been
particularly important in these applications to make the games thrilling and
exciting for the user. Because the sequence of events in such games depends on
the actions of the player, these programs are very interactive in nature and offer an
ever-changing contest to the user.
The virtual reality techno...
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- Spring '14