Communications of the Association for Information Systems


The purpose of this technical note is to call the attention of the IS community to two technologies: synchronized multimedia integration language [SMIL] and video streaming that deliver video and audio effectively through the Internet. This note describes the technololgies shows how these technologies improve education presents the results of a multinational survey of small groups of students from in Hong Kong, in Seoul, and at the author's institution in the U.S to assess the value of these technologies as an instructional tool. The survey results confirm the usefulness of the technologies.