The paper presents a multimedia open learning environment in a local area network. The environment is composed by a teaching method, a multimedia application; a number of Internet based learning modules and an ICT assessment. Each module includes an interactive glossary, Internet resources database, a comprehensive bibliography, homework, applications and examples, computer-based self-assessments, interactive communication via e-mail and discussion forum. The method and the development process are new in Romania and have been adapted to the abilities of the Romanian students. The designed environment has proved his efficiency and it is used constantly in the "Politehnica" University of Timisoara for students at the Audio-Video and Multimedia Technologies specialization.

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The New Educational Benefits of ICT in Higher Education
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Andone, D, & Vasiu, R. (2004). Development of an ICT Open Learning Environment for Teaching Multimedia. In The New Educational Benefits of ICT in Higher Education. Retrieved from