I am a second year student currently studying a range of modules, one specifically being multimedia. I am now seven months into the module. I have only done work on ‘Flash’, making me believe the multimedia and e-business world outside of university uses this software. Starting my work experience in this sector, I have found out this isn’t the case. ‘Flash’ appears to be non-existent in the workplace. As a result, I decided to research this, believing there must be a chunk in the market that uses this; otherwise my extravagant fees just don’t seem worth it.
University’s teaching in multimedia tells students that the future is in hand-held devices, but then contradict themselves by teaching software which is obsolete on these devices. Why? Flash is being taught at Higher Education Establishments in multimedia modules, while ‘Flash’ seems to be dead in the water.
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