media are not a substitute for all face-to-face learning, but used
in the right way, they are a valuable complementary resource. Click
on the links above to see some examples of how interactive media can be used
in an educational and scientific context.
Interactive media - learning materials delivered via CD ROM or
via the Internet - offer a number of important benefits to both
students and teachers:
Students today have many competing demands on their time. A learning
system that allows them to work at their own pace, when and where
it suits them, is invaluable.
Interactive media provide flexibility for student/staff communication
- queries or support can be sent electronically at any time without
disturbing either the sender or the receiver.
Enhanced learning experience
Interactive media can also provide a richer learning experience
- delivery is not limited to one modality but instead can include
text, animation, audio, pictures and video.
Shared learning experience
The accessibility and flexibility of interactive media means that
they can be a shared resource tailored to different audiences.
at the Royal Marsden
We would like to thank Adelphi
Medi Cine (new window) for providing the images shown
in the examples.
See our FAQs on interactive education.