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With the introduction of the Internet, and several new inventions and technologies especially in the communication and computer systems' field, there is a need to enhance teaching and educational methods through the utilization of those technologies which may improve the abilities of educators to present information in an interactive and media enhanced formats relative to traditional methods. This may help students or learners through offering them the information in channels and methods that can be easier to understand, deal with, and retrieve. Multimedia technologies and applications are probably one of the most exciting innovations in the age of information evolution. They helped and got help from the Internet and other communication and computer inventions. Multimedia has the potential to create high quality learning environments, with the capability of creating a more realistic learning context through its different media. It also helps allowing a learner to take better control of the classroom especially when the class size is large. This study aims at proposing and evaluating the possibility of enhancing the early education system with multimedia technologies. A program is developed to teach students at young ages basic skills. A study is investigated to show the impact of the developed program on students' abilities to understand new knowledge or skills. While many may argue against or with such studies of evaluating the impact of a technology on learning compared to traditional education. In all cases, multimedia education offers an alternative to traditional education that can enhance the current methods and provide an alternative especially in some cases where teaching in educational methods is not applicable.
Date of Conference: 4-6 April 2011