ERIC Number: ED233703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing Interactive Features in the Design of Videodisc Materials.
Cohen, Vicki Blum
As the videodisc becomes a potent force in the industrial and the educational market, it becomes increasingly important to develop high-quality, effective videodisc programs. Interactivity is an important evaluation criterion when analyzing a program's instructional effectiveness. The following interactive features can be incorporated in the design of videodisc programs: (1) nonlinear format of content; (2) user control options; (3) feedback which ensures remediation; (4) modular organization of content; (5) flexibility of different user needs; (6) the Videobank (an ISO Communications trademark), which contains skill-oriented still frames related to each module or segment of the disc; and (7) the Browser (also an ISO trademark), a device which allows the viewer, trainer, or teacher to find the correct still frame in each skillbank. These new techniques are a start in the right direction, but the whole concept of interaction needs to be revised and conceived of in terms of quality, not just viewed as a student pushing a key and receiving an answer. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interactive Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).