Modern multimedia technologies have a powerful didactic potential which includes: animation graphics, video, sound, interactive features, the use of remote access and external resources, working with databases. These various information components, which are controlled by one or more special programs, are called multimedia system.
Multimedia systems have a unique opportunity to provide a huge amount of useful and interesting information in the most convenient and accessible form. It is because of this that they are widely used in various fields: science, education, vocational training and the like. A special role is assigned to them in the learning process, because the use of multimedia tools for repetition, generalization and systematization of knowledge not only helps to create a specific, visual-figurative representation of the subject, phenomenon or event that are being studied, but also to complement the already known new data. There is not only the process of knowledge, reproduction and refinement of the already known, but also the deepening of knowledge. Therefore, while working with the curriculum, it is important to focus on the most difficult for students to learn the material, to activate their independent search activity.
Simulation of reality is the most important advantage of multimedia technology with their help it is possible to recreate any object. Thanks to them, a person practices operations that best correspond to the real, in fact dealing only with their electronic counterpart.
Modern computer technology (multimedia) allows you to create interactive training programs and simulators, including computer animation, audio and video equipment. At a minimum, this will enhance the sense of reality when working with the simulator and open up new opportunities in the learning process
When choosing a computer simulator should take into account: a set of standard elements and options for their expansion; possible modes of operation and tasks to be solved; quality and ergonomic characteristics of the interface (ease of use). Such simulators may include a computer-aided testing system and a multimedia history training course.
Multimedia presentations — is one of the most functional and effective means during the lessons-lectures, seminars, lessons-conferences and the like.
Presentations consist of a series of sequentially presented ordered slides. The term “slide” at the beginning meant a slide and referred to all transparent materials that are used to present educational information. Later, the term “slide” was used to define the image on the monitor, which is used as an illustration. Slides, in particular, are called and images created by means of PowerPoint.
Slides form certain components of the composition, characterized by the arrangement of the components of a particular type in a field of the slide. A computer presentation is a file in which such materials are collected and presented in an easy – to-understand form with the use of various multimedia effects. The presentation file consists of individual frames or slides — that is, electronic pages. These slides can not only be displayed on a computer screen or a special projector during a speech, but also printed on paper or transparent film. Presentation as a computer document created by software is a sequence of slides that follow each other.