Education is now engaged in a transitional period with respect to new technologies which is unique in its history. No previous technologies which have been proposed to “revolutionize” education have simultaneously had identical or equivalent revolutionary consequences for this world. Given the technological resources, dealing with the challenges to their effective utilization in education will focus on human-professional. To assist web-based multimedia for distance education, it is important to understand the characteristic and its educational concerns. This study was to identify characteristics of web-based multi-media for distance learning settings.