Online learning is transcending from the text-rich educational experience of the past to a video- and audio-rich learning transformation. The greater levels of media-rich content and media-rich interaction that are currently prevalent in online leisure experiences will help to increase e-learning s future efficiency and effectiveness.
Enhancing E-Learning with Media-Rich Content and Interactions presents instructional designers, educators, scholars, and researchers with the necessary foundational elements, theoretical underpinnings, and practical guidance to aid in the technology selection and design of effective online learning experiences by integrating media-rich interactions and content.
About the Author
Richard Caladine is the Manager of Learning Facilities and Technologies at University of Wollongong Australia. He is responsible for the operation of University of Wollongong s audio-visual and rich media educational systems. These include a videoconference service consisting of 32 endpoints and a 40 port videoconference bridge that connects the seven NSW campuses of the University. As well he is responsible for the podcasting, webcasting and streaming services. He is actively involved with the training of staff in the pedagogically appropriate use of these systems and other educational technologies. Since 1994 he has researched the use of rich media in higher education, has published many papers, book chapters and books all on the appropriate pedagogical use of educational technologies. Richard s PhD is in the area of educational technology and he supervises postgraduate students in the area of Learning, Innovation and Future Technologies. Richard regularly speaks at international conferences, symposia and forums about the pedagogically appropriate application and future of Learning Technologies. His other interests include surfing, bushwalking, photography, and he regularly enters paintings and drawings in competitions. He is a foundation member of the Illawarra Ukulele Club.