African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6800

Full Length Research Paper

Using Fairy Pitta as a case study for multimedia ecological learning materials

  Ting-Sheng Weng  
Department of Business Administration, National Chiayi University, 580, Hsin-Ming Road, Chiayi, 600, Taiwan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 November 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2012



Fairy Pitta is considered one of the most beautiful and mysterious birds, and is listed as an endangered species by the United Nations. During its reproduction period, they nest in Alishan of Chiayi County and Huben Village of Yunlin County in Taiwan. Under the increased awareness of ecological and environmental protection in recent years, many websites have especially introduced the fairy pitta. However, they have attracted very little attention, as the photos and text descriptions cannot vividly present the beauty of Fairy Pitta. Therefore, this study applies multimedia technology to design a digital system that is user-friendly and can serve as teaching materials, featuring sound effects, games, puzzles, and tests, to introduce the habitat of fairy pitta. This study hopes to promote the understanding of Fairy Pitta and the importance of environmental protection, raise public awareness of environmental conservation, and investigate the opinions of university students on the multimedia ecological teaching materials.


Key words: Fairy Pitta, multimedia, digital learning, environmental conservation, game-based learning.