ERIC Number: ED244595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Designing and Producing Videotex Instruction. A Producer's Handbook.
Nugent, Gwen; And Others
One of the objectives of the Nebraska Interactive Cable Project, an investigation of the educational potential of interactive cable, was to develop a design and production process for interactive cable/videotex instruction. The first part of the project involved the adaptation of three existing correspondence courses on marriage and the family, comparative modern governments, and business writing for use on INDAX, an interactive coaxial cable system developed by Cox Cable Communications. Each course was developed under a team which included a project manager, graphic design specialist, independent study specialist, and faculty member from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Based on this course development experience, this handbook provides a summary of videotex technology and its educational applications, a detailed discussion of the development process for videotex instruction, and cost and manpower data relative to educational videotex development. Chapters cover: (1) videotex, teletext, and education; (2) instructional development for videotex; (3) flowcharting; (4) scripting; (5) graphic design/frame development; (6) computer programing; and (7) time and cost considerations. Examples of INDAX frames from the three correspondence courses are provided. Also presented are a 31-item glossary, a section of an instructional sequence flowchart from the Nebraska project, and a 23-item bibliography. It is noted that the second part of the Nebraska project will focus on videotex evaluation and the development of short, stand-alone videotex segments to be delivered via Cox's INDAX system. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Div. of Continuing Studies.; KUON-TV, Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers: Interactive Cable System
Note: Funding also provided by Cox Cable Corp., Atlanta, Georgia. Colored pictures of screen displays may not reproduce well.