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Essay 2: Issues of Multimedia Authoring
Document Name: Final Essay & Presentation
Date Created: 11/2003
Intended Audience: The instructing professor for the paper, other classmates for the presentation
Purpose/Context: To prepare a 10+ page paper on a topic pertaining to an issue in multimedia development,
and to present a presentation lasting at least 20 minutes on that topic before the rest of the class.
This paper (and the accompanying presentation) was a precursor of sorts to the essay discussed
here. It discusses in some detail the nature of Virtual Agents and the need for
flexible teaching tools, eventually proposing the use of these tools to supplement current educational
This class, which was part of my minor in Multimedia Development, helped to spark my interest in the
use of multimedia tools for educational purposes. This interest ultimately led me to apply to the HCI program
(focusing in Digital Media).
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