The Wired Classroom: Bringing the Internet and Multimedia Revolution to the Traditional Campus


Lay summary: The article charts the benefits for universities of using multimedia tools to enhance traditional learning methods. It presents a case study of a successful three year pilot project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to use multimedia tools to enhance classroom study. The article proposes 9 guidelines for university administrators to overcome political hurdles to, and generate support for, the implementation of similar projects. Publication significance: Multimedia tools have become integral to enriching and streamlining learning delivery at universities. The article presents an in-depth case study that provides insight into the challenges and benefits of introducing multimedia tools to the university classroom. It also addresses the bureaucratic and political challenges to implementing such multimedia learning environments. Raising awareness of and addressing these challenges is critical to successfully utilize multimedia tools.

Last updated on 10/08/2014