Multimedia Arts Transforming The Learning Landscape

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Multimedia is everywhere. It is in your favorite video games, web sites, phone apps, music, e-books, and camera. Though it comes in different forms, still, it serves as a powerful communication tool intended for expressive and practical purposes.

An Innovative Way of Learning

Multimedia is described as the combination of text, sound effects, light, animated figures, and still images. It is used in video games, information kiosks, websites, and other interactive applications.

The most significant contributions of hypermedia can be realized in education. It emerges as a creative, fun, and innovative way of learning. Besides reflective thinking, it also stimulates cognitive senses allowing students to express prior knowledge, interpret information, and participate in discussions.

According to research, a human brain is capable of processing and encoding simultaneous auditory and visual stimuli; however, text and sounds are better remembered through visual presentation. Thus, multimedia arts are integrated in various applications to capture a persons curiosity and attention helping instructors to provide a comprehensive learning experience to their students. Besides a learner-centered environment, it also provides increased access to information, self-paced learning, enhanced communication, and self-efficiency.

Overall, interactive learning is an effective way of surpassing academic challenges. Though it is a relatively new approach to instruction, it greatly provides an opportunity to creatively develop a diverse, adaptable, and interactive learning environment. Moreover, participation in such activities would help students learn:

– Effective collaboration techniques;
– Teamwork;
– Strategies to overcome communication challenges;
– Significant techniques in synthesizing and analyzing complex content;
– Importance and impact of different media platforms;
– Ways of expressing ideas creatively;
– System of presenting information in compelling ways; and
– Acceptance and proper delivery of constructive feedback.

Only in the Philippines

The importance of multimedia learning in todays advanced and complex world should not be overlooked. Not only does it improve learning experience, but it also reduces curriculum barriers. It is for this that finding an excellent school is an important consideration to ensure quality education. Remember, that effective learning is more than just a fast wifi connection.

The Philippines is always on top when it comes to interactive learning. Besides equally talented and skilled Filipinos, it is also home to one of the most sought-after ICT institution, CIIT.

Known for its high-quality and industry-based education, CIIT is crafted to equip its students with relevant skills that would prepare them for the real world. Its curriculum is constantly improved to keep pace with the changing demands of the industry. In addition, CIIT is one of the few colleges that offer Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Arts with a choice of specialization in Graphics Design, 3D Visualization or Video and Motion Graphics.

CIIT also takes pride in its partnership with some of the worlds prominent industry players like Adobe Systems, Autodesk, and Wacom.

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Computer File Storage – Safety Considerations

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Whether you are running a website or a company which uses dozens of different computers, the method of file storage can be of vital importance to the future of your business. By now most people realize that backups of your important files and systems do not only need to be created on a daily basis, but they also must be stored in a secure location. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which people store their computer files (we’ve ranked them in order from least secure to most secure).

Hard Drive

Every computer contains a hard drive that stores information magnetically. Typically the hard drive is unique to one type of computer; this is the type of file storage most commonly used by individuals, as it is quick and convenient. The downside of relying on a hard drive only file storage system is that if that one computer is compromised either through hacking or through an accidental power surge, or an Act of God, you risk losing all of your stored data. Therefore, this is by far the least safe way to save your files.

Outside storage

Individual users may complement their hard drive saved information by storing their files on separate media such as floppies or CDs. This provides an extra level of security, but the disadvantage again comes in the vulnerability of the media; these small units are easy to steal or lose, and also easy to damage.

File servers

File servers save data that comes from a lot of different, networked computers. They make it easy to access relevant information, but this is also their downfall; they are prone to hacking. In addition, their central location (usually in the same building as the computers from which the data is being sent), mean that an act of nature can wipe out all of the stored information.

Off site

By far, the best option for file storage as far as safety is concerned is off site. Off site storage facilities are fairly inexpensive, easy to upkeep, and keep your files stored in a place far enough away that should a calamity occur, your files are not all in the same vicinity. In addition, off site storage facilities for computer files are manned by very tight security, and usually have the best in technological support.

Revel in Marvelous Multimedia Attributes of Acer E101

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Acer has launched its new handset Acer E101 which is fully packed with all the multimedia and connectivity features. The handset is available in black color which offers an elegant look to the design. Windows Mobile version of 6.5 Operating System is backed up with huge power and memory space that can attract any mobile enthusiast. The design is so sleek that users will not face any trouble while holding the device. Hardware is the plus point for this gadget and the configuration is just suitable for this fast processing mobile.

Camera The gadget has a 2 mega pixel camera with a supporting resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Picture quality of the device is quite good and it offers some optional camera features to users. It has a QVGA resolution with other attributes like digital zoom and frames. Camera is positioned at the back of the handset and users can effortlessly click pictures using the lens. The camera is very easily accessible as it can easily get activated by a simple click from the home screen.

Multimedia Music player of this device is specifically designed for music lovers as the player supports all audio and video formats like MP3, WMA, WMV and MPEG4 to name a few. The sound feature is remarkable and the speakers are placed at the back providing quality music to users. Gadget is equipped with speaker phone and one can talk to anyone without any tribulation. Users can store unlimited number of songs and videos as it integrates a huge memory space.One can make their own play list from the play list manager and can add their favorite songs.

Video quality is also very decent and it supports MPEG4 file formats. It has a Windows Media Player version 10 to make the viewing experience more pleasant on large TFT screen of 3.2 inches. The device is full of entertainment and connectivity features making this design a perfect choice for the users. he faster speed offered by the phone enables people to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. So, opt for this gadget and have the benefit of using remarkable attributes at reasonable prices.

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Multimedia Laptop Asus N55s Review

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Asus launched N55S and this laptop is a multimedia laptop many users may like. This multimedia powerhouse has a full HD display, Blu-ray writer, bang speakers, plus a 2GB Nvidia graphics card for playing the latest games. Many users like it because of the excellent anti-glare full HD screen, great performance, and decent speakers. But many may still be disappointed by the strange keyboard and loud touchpad buttons. And the following are some details about this laptop.

In terms of the overall design, the N55S is constructed of plastic and reasonably strong plastic at that; the palm rest barely flexes when pressed down upon. I’m greatly appreciative that ASUS used anti-glare plastic instead of glossy plastic, which is all too common on consumer notebooks. Chassis flex is average for a consumer notebook; nothing alarming, however. Fit and finish is good; there are no uneven gaps between parts or sharp edges.

In terms of laptop screen, the N55S has an excellent display compared to most consumer notebooks. This 15.6-inch model has a full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) which is appropriate given the notebook includes a Blu-ray drive and is designed for multimedia. Another admirable characteristic of the display is its anti-glare coating; this is more practical than a glossy coating since there are no reflections. The 1920×1080 resolution is excellent and the highest available on a 15.6-inch display. There is plenty of room to use two windows side-by-side and much less scrolling is required in web pages and programs like Microsoft Word since more lines of text are viewable at the same time.

In terms of laptop keyboard, the N55S has a keyboard that is best described as “strange”. It is traditionally styled; the keys don’t have extra spacing between them as they do on a ‘Chiclet’ or island-style keyboard. The key surface is flat with a downward-sloped front and has a nice smooth matte surface. Tactile feedback is good if a bit lifeless; more or less it’s pleasant to type. The keyboard is sufficiently quiet not to disturb neighbors.

And in terms of laptop battery life, the N55S lasted four hours and five minutes during our standard battery rundown test. This is a respectable time for a high-performance notebook like this one especially considering it has a quad-core processor. The Nvidia Optimus technology allows the N55S to switch to the low-power integrated Intel graphics and turn off the high-performance Nvidia GeForce graphics card when not needed to conserve power.

Taking all the above into conclusion, the ASUS N55S is a good value and a good buy. It has a great full HD display, good looks, and decent build quality. The performance is excellent; this notebook is more than capable of playing the latest games. Most of the cons for this notebook can be summed up as could have been better rather than simply bad.

Uses Of Multimedia In Various Industries

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Multimedia software development is becoming topic of high interest in present day generation. The gen-next is looking for multiple opportunities offered in field of multimedia. Initially multimedia software development services were used by movie makers. But today, if we glance at the use of multimedia software development, we do not find any industry not making use of it. In some way or the other, the use of multimedia is seen in industries irrespective of its size and nature. Multimedia is the use of electronic media to store and experience multimedia content. But what is multimedia content? It is a mix of text, images, animations, audio, and video.

Another term synonymous with multimedia is “rich media”. Developing a multimedia content is a challenge, but with modern means of technology and the expertise of resources creatively valuable resources can be created. There are many available software development tools in market, some as freeware others need to be purchased. The multimedia authoring tools that are available in market helps in developing content that is creative, zesty and eye-catching.

India multimedia software development services provide custom made multimedia solutions to its clients. These are engaged in developing customized multimedia applications, tuned to the needs of a particular organization. Let us have a look at various industries that make use of multimedia development services. The entertainment industry heavily recognizes on multimedia development for special effects. The video games and games available on web make use of multimedia features to produce the desired effect on people and users.

Another very popular industry making use of
multimedia software development services is the education industry. Novel way of teaching commonly known as e learning heavily uses multimedia for presenting content in a different way. The various forms of e learning such as computer based tutorials (CBT), web based tutorials (WBT), or instructor led tutorials (ILT) lets the user wade through the subject content making use of text, images, animations and video”s with audio inputs. The engineering branch of education sector makes use of CAD / CAM to design specifics. The availability of computed stimulated lessons enables a user to have practice of real life situations.

In medical industry, the availability of multimedia rich content on virtual surgery or action of particular drug on a cell helps medical practitioners in bracing themselves to prevent from any mal-practices. Multimedia software development services also finds its applicability is modeling and simulations. The atomic structure of elements can easily be studying through multimedia models and help in inventing new things by combinations and permutations

Why Multimedia Is Important in Online Marketing

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If we had to pick one word to describe today’s online experience, “dynamic” might be a good choice. Whereas the early days of the web featured mostly static pages with lots of text and not much else, the sites you see now are bursting with information of all kinds, with a lot of two-way interaction and audience engagement and activities. The advent of multimedia, of course, has played a huge and important role in this evolution.

As broadband speeds have become faster and media quality has improved, things like images, video, and even live streaming have become not only possible, but commonplace and easy to access. Given that multimedia is everywhere nowadays, intelligent marketers understand the need for incorporating a fair amount of multimedia into online marketing strategies.

Even the smallest businesses with the simplest goals can benefit from including multimedia as part of their campaigns, and doing so can open you up to a whole new level of engaging with potential customers.

Video, for example, used to be only for a select few. It was expensive to make, difficult to maintain quality, and many people did not have the bandwidth or the necessary hardware specs to view videos on the web. Now, of course, just about every smartphone has a halfway decent camcorder, and most can directly upload videos to YouTube, many in high definition. This means that even the smallest business owners can start making interesting videos for an interested audience, with very little investment and almost no required technical knowledge.

In addition, failing to take advantage of multimedia can have consequences. Given that it’s so accessible to so many now, failing to jump on the bandwagon can mean a site and a marketing campaign that comes across as boring, stale, and out-of-date. Multimedia adds a level of excitement that will interest visitors, and it will make marketing more interesting for you, as well. Being able to connect with your audience in every way possible is a great feeling, and will come across well as you’re sending your message out to your target demographic.

In short, the sooner you can get started with multimedia, the better it will be for your business and growth. How much multimedia have you included so far as part of your online marketing campaigns? Have you noticed a difference in how people respond to you as you have ramped up your multimedia efforts?

Are You Suffering From Computer Stress

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Sadly, grandma wouldnt have a remedy for this particular ailment. Computer stress is a relatively new term, which has been coined considering the negative impact the over usage of computer, has on our mental and physical health.

Almost everyone gets stiff shoulder, neck and back while working for long hours in front of the screen. And that is just the physical aspect of computer stress, do you have an unclear memory and find it hard to concentrate after a few minute? Ever got really mad and jabbed keys on the keyboard just because your screen wouldnt load fast?

Our incessantly increasing dependency on technology in general and computers in particular, has made it to be a huge part of our lives today. This is why sometime losing data through hard disk crashing or even slow internet connection can take a toll on our stress level and create a feeling of frustration and anger inside us.

Some common symptoms of Computer Stress:
Dry eyes, redness and irritation
Persisting headache
Fatigue and tiredness
Stiff shoulder and neck
Regular back ache
Pain in arm and wrist
Irritability
Absent mindedness
Lack of concentration

A lot of us professionally depend a lot on technology, whether it is storing data or communication. Shutdown or data wipeout is bound to affect out professional life and our physical and mental health. Heres what you can do to prevent and combat computer stress:

Figure out your problems- Is it your data you are most worried about or your internet connection conking off? Figure out what can cause you maximum computer stress and try to look for alternatives. Get a backup of your data in a pen drive and keep a dongle or charm your neighbor to give you their wifi password so that you can use them in times of emergency.

Befriend some tech nerds- If you are anything like me and are truly baffled by the nuances of technology; befriend someone who is good at it. Having a friend or a colleague who can guide you through difficult situations will help in getting solutions to problems in a short span.

Buy decent products- No, you need not go running out and buy a Macbook Pro (although, theres no guarantee of it running flawlessly), but always try to get branded products that would put up. A lot of us compromise on quality to get products cheaper, instead of buying inferior quality goods, see if you can get a deal or a discount.

Relax- We know that things can get difficult and frustrating, but try to keep your calm. Stressing out would only make matters worse, try to look for alternatives and relax.

Organize your work station- Ensure that your computer desk and chair are angled properly or if you work on a laptop, use a laptop table so that you do not slouch while working.

Take breaks in between, stretch yourself and splash some water on your face and especially in your eyes.

Blackberry 9700 – A multimedia phone

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With people who have been using the other blackberry models must be well aware about the quality that this brand offers. If one is making a choice for this brand then all they need to do is to pick and choose the applications that would suit the most. The Blackberry 9700 is a bold phone and has revolutionized the other multimedia handsets.

The multimedia and fun attributes of bold Blackberry 9700

This mobile is worth its price for looks and features. It is light weight, easily navigable and contains most of the application. Listed some examples portray its multimedia aspects:

With internet being the most well versed media application the Blackberry 9700 is the best choice for the individual who is willing to surf the web on the handset itself. This has a browser that supports HTML and XHTML formats and therefore makes it convenient for web lovers to browse. Apart from HTML GPRS, EDGE and the 3G technology are allowing the users to surf through the internet without any interruption. The speed with which the browser supports is excellent. The 3.6 Mbps speed gives a unanimous flow and pace while surfing.

With the connectivity features one can always stay connected.The Bluetooth facility is also available and this makes the exchange of data quite convenient and therefore one can exchange all sorts of file formats be it music or documentation files. The Blackberry 9700 is also fully loaded with the GPS navigation. Another feature is the presence of the pre-loaded blackberry maps. This is an excellent feature that allows the users to locate their destinations soon and also prevents them from getting lost in unknown destinations.

The preloaded maps open up quite fast within 20- 25 seconds and one can always reach the place easily and fast.The other advantage that these maps offer is that one can locate the place just by simple key words.The other enhanced multimedia feature is the presence of WI-FI. This one feature is making the handset sell like hot cakes. The Wi-Fi application allows people to stay in touch more easily and one can surf the web free of cost with this one aspect. Blackberry 9700 is supporting all sorts of music file formats alongside the 3.1 mp camera is adding a dynamism to this device.

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Action To Take When Computer Freezes

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Computer freezes when there is a broken windows registry.It is no ordinary job fixing it alright. Experts opine that it is best fixed by the hands of a Microsoft Certified Registry Repair Program like Registry Booster 2010, more easily. Such computer freezing problems arise when there is no proper knowledge of windows registry, and its importance.

Can anyone detect easily that his computer freezes??As one connects the machine, the screen becomes blue with long stop errors; and then he should know he is in trouble.The Windows XP does not boot. Initially it appears that the computer has been hit by a virus, and so there is computer freezing.The real problem lies elsewhere, and not that. Because the windows registry is corrupt, the computer freezes. Such errors need to be diagnosed at the earliest Fixing this problem is a specialized job, and it needs a technical person to do the windows registry alright.

The computer tech, who is well versed in computer freezes, restores a fresh install copy of the windows XP registry. The problem proved that the programs installed in the computer had no registry entries, and hence they were unusable. There may be other reasons why a computer freezes. When there is the problem of computer freezing or locking, it is not that easy to detect the causes behind it. There may be a number of reasons that cause computer freezing. It may be that the hard drive is going bad and it is slowing down the machineIt may be the source of a very persistent problem.Hence if one’s computer freezes randomly, he should follow certain rules to keep it safe

The position of the computer should be such that it is dust free and care should be taken about the working of the fans. This is the first step.
While installing a new hardware check that the required specification for the specific computer is present or not, for safety and to stay away from computer freezing.
One should keep a Driver Scanner program ready at hand.
Why a computer freezes must be known by all. It is mainly because we are not careful about the safety of our computers. One gets frustrated when the computer freezes and that too when you are doing something important But how does it happen?

If we use the computer for surfing the internet, for creating documents or for playing games without doing some regular maintenance, we obviously have to face computer freezing problems. Running too many programs at the same time, is another reason of such problems.
To avoid computer freezing, always use a good Registry cleaner.

Sony Ericsson W995 Red High End Multimedia Supports With Ultra Modern Connectivity Competencies !

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The Sony Ericsson W995 Red comes packed with a huge number of up to date features which make it the cynosure in the mobile market. The device incorporates an exquisite design with a perfect finish. The red casing of the phone makes look even more beautiful which catches the attention at the very first sight. The key inputs are facilitated by the slide out key pad that. The screen TFT screen of the phone stretches up to 240 x 320 pixels which dominates the front of the gadget. The accelerometer sensor results in a enhanced sophistication as it proves very helpful while browsing any website. The reason lies in the fact that, the vertical and horizontal rotations of the screen let the users adjust to the different lay outs of the websites. Interestingly, one does not need put much effort to enjoy this sophistication, just hold the handset horizontally and enjoy the landscape mode. The display of the phone promises a wonderful display as it has got the supports of almost 256K of colours.

The Sony Ericsson W995 Red delivers an appreciable experience in the multimedia aspects. A 8.1 mega pixels camera takes well care of the imaging interests and the needs of the users. The high definition camera produces a high resolution of image and that too enriched with natural colours and contracts. The features like Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilizer bring quality to each and every picture, and at the same time other features viz auto focus LED flash allow the users to snap well lit images even when the lighting conditions are not favorable. The camera captures great quality videos at the speed of 30fps, that is unhesitantly a commendable capacity of the lens. One won’t have to get disappointed on the thought of video calling, as this 3G phone is equipped with a secondary camera which lets it capture videos while on the call. When it comes to the music aspects of this device, one cannot question its music producing capabilities as its a walkman phone adorned with the walkman 4.0 player. The additional features of the music player include Shake control, SenseMe and trackID recognition. The shake control allows the users to control the playback just with a shake, give it a shake and the current song will change. This music player can sense the music propensities of the users as it can make play list depending upon the songs stored and played. It separates the songs on the grounds of tempo and mood. Then the trackID music recognition brings the information about the songs, be it about the artists, albums, genres anything else.

The W995 Red ensures that the users do not make any complaint on the data and connectivity speed of the phone. Its brings an enviable speed at web browsing as it is supported by a host of high end technologies. All in all, it is a well balanced gadget.