Date Added: Feb 2011
The abundance of multimedia data and information is challenging educators to effectively search, browse, access, use, and store the data for their classroom teaching. However, many educators could still be accustomed to teaching or searching for information using conventional methods, but often the conventional methods may not function well with multimedia data. Educators need to efficiently interact and manage a variety of digital media files too. The purpose of this paper is to review current multimedia database applications in teaching and learning, and further discuss some of the issues or concerns that educators may have while incorporating multimedia data into their classrooms. Some strategies and recommendations are also provided in order for educators to be able to use multimedia data more effectively in their teaching environments.