Abstract—The use of modern multimedia technologies during the educational process is becoming more and more specific due to the multimedia penetration into different learning processes. This article aims to identify the special aspects of using multimedia technologies within the educational process in a distance learning environment. The research methodology is based on the stakeholders' theory, which identified the following participants in the educational process: education departments, the educational institutions' administration, students and pupils, and teachers. The content analysis method of the official websites of innovative educational platforms and services was used to study the specifics of multimedia applications. Results. The study identified the following special aspects of using multimedia technology within the educational process. Firstly, multimedia is actively integrated into platforms and services that are a virtual educational environment, ensuring the interests of all stakeholders. Secondly, multimedia performs not only traditional functions in learning, motivation, communication, and interactivity but also innovative functions (learning management, analytics, establishing social contacts, providing students' reflexion, communication, interaction, conducting surveys). Hence, it forms a full-fledged digital educational process in a virtual learning environment. Thirdly, multimedia technologies are actively used both in teaching students/pupils and also for the training and professional development of teachers and educators. The courses and training are offered to them via educational platforms. The other features of using multimedia include: performing many real-time education functions by technologies; providing personalization of the educational process, which is a foundation for developing an individual education route for each student and pupil.
Index Terms—Multimedia technologies, educational process, multimedia special aspects, virtual educational environment.
The authors are with the Television Journalism and Acting Department of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Ukraine (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).