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Another Educational Multimedia Project Disaster?

, Towson University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper discusses the potential, and reality, of educational multimedia systems. To date, a number of multimedia projects can be classified as failed projects. Factors contributing to project failure, including poor communication, poor planning, inappropriate skill sets, missed deadlines, and budget overruns are discussed. For successful multimedia projects, critical success factors, including proper goal setting, user participation, use of appropriate technologies, project control, and training are discussed. A survey to determine the percentage of multimedia projects that fail, along with a ranking of factors associated with failures and successes is proposed.


Clements, J. (2003). Another Educational Multimedia Project Disaster?. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 312-315). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2019 from .