The role of multimedia components in distance learning environments
AbstractThe development in multimedia and information technologies has drastically influenced the way education is imparted. Distance learning systems and online education have especially leveraged the multifaceted nature of multimedia in these environments. What makes multimedia so versatile is its ability to bring images, sounds and other elements into the classroom without leaving the room. Also, it is easier for students to learn with new technologies that are a constant part of their daily lives. Most sources agree that multimedia is a quintessential part of the online learning environment. This study is an analysis of several research articles trying to understand the benefits of multimedia in distance learning and how integrating multimedia impacts student engagement in a distance learning environment.