Rich Media >> Get Rich Quick

Matt Villano, Campus Technology, Aug 08, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Though the term 'rich media' has been around for a while it is only recently that the push toward rich media has begun to acquire meme status. Of course 'rich media' could mean anything from a lecture streamed using Breeze to a podcast to an immersive simulation. This article covers the push to introduce rich media and outlines some of the 'stumbling points' - bandwidth, of course, but also pedagogical issues. "There's a huge difference between a technology-centered approach and a learner-centered approach... few, if any, schools actually use the technology the way they should." Via ADL.
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