Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This document provides general information on the Task Force on Multimedia Educational Software, an initiative with the aim of encouraging research and industry to do more to meet the educational needs of European citizens. One of the sectors which can benefit most from the new information and communication technologies is education and training. It has already been shown that educational multimedia can improve the effectiveness of education and training activities at home, at school, or at work. It can also address special needs such as those of disabled people, of children at risk of dropping out of the school system and of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This educational multimedia sector has some distinct characteristics. On the supply side, there are numerous companies which are well distributed across the European Union. On the demand side, educational multimedia buyers are not concentrated in specific market segments. Instead they are spread across households, small and large companies, and many different kinds of educational institutions To fulfil its mandate, the Task Force has held consultations with both educational multimedia users and suppliers and a Call for Ideas to which some 2000 organizations responded with 5000 ideas.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Information brochure: EN (1995) 6pp.
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr L Rodriguez-Rosello, DG XIII/C-3, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199630006 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en