Audiovisual education or multimedia-based education (MBE) is instruction where particular attention is paid to the audio and visual presentation of the material with the goal of improving comprehension and retention.
After the use of training films and other visual aids during World War II, audiovisual technology gradually developed in sophistication and its use became more widespread in educational establishments such as schools, colleges, universities, museums and galleries, as well as at tourist destinations, such as the purpose-built circular cinema, Arromanches 360 , at Arromanches-les-Bains, which shows a 360° film presentation of the Normandy landings.
Equipment used for audiovisual presentations
- Magic lanterns
- Film projectors
- Slide projectors
- Opaque projectors (episcopes and epidiascopes)
- Overhead projectors
- Tape recorders
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