02 July 2018
Students are nowadays more likely to look for information online rather than through books or print material.
They are what Marc Prensky, a renowned American educator and writer, calls the “Digital Natives”, whose lives are entwined with information technology and digital media.
It is no wonder that the usage of new technological innovations and facilities such as digital textbooks are on the rise in Singapore.
It is also noteworthy that the usage of digital media as opposed to print media is friendly to the environment.
The internet also provides a means for students to interact and collaborate even when not in the school campus — something which traditional print media and classic forms of instruction alone cannot provide.
Multimedia also allows for a much greater variety of expression, and its use enhances understanding of the subject material and open new doorways for learning to occur.