Application of Multimedia in CAI for Rehabilitation EducationBy Tam, Sing-Fai; Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 19-22
Publication Date: 2003
Article discusses the advantages of computer-assisted courseware in rehabilitation education. Computer-assisted courseware utilizes multimedia files, which incorporate text, sound, graphics, images, animation, and video. These tools can enable greater efficiency by allowing for direct presentation, personal design, and interactive operations. Students can directly view video clips of the walking gaits of children with cerebral palsy to gain an understanding of how abnormal/pathological muscle tone affects clients’ movement patterns. Also, the application of animations can help to illustrate the main points of motor control. The use of media files that are unique to clients’ immediate living environments can help students to understand specific occupational needs. For example, a student can monitor the environment and detect safety hazards in the home of a client who has recently suffered a stroke. Students can also use auditory instruction, feedback, and explanations in order to increase learning efficiency.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)