Communications of the IIMA


Multimedia technology is increasingly being used as a complementary way of delivering instruction. To find out whether the use of a multimedia-interactive system is able to help the students to better learn complex issues such as Data Structures, this article describes an exploratory study comparing the effect of using three different teaching approaches, such as traditional teacher-led instruction, Web pages and a multimedia-interactive system. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA test results show that there are significant differences in students’ performance using multimedia. It is concluded that multimedia can effectively be used to help students learn data structures specifically binary trees.