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ERIC Number: ED350043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-23
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Student Success through the Use of Interactive Videodisc Technology.
Pokrass, Richard J.; And Others
Burlington County College in New Jersey has integrated Interactive Videodisc Technology (IVT) into several of its programs, beginning with the college's nursing program. IVT, at its highest level, is a merging of a laser disc player, a personal computer, computer software, and a qualified instructor, designed to bring to students a new dimension of learning by augmenting, not replacing, classroom learning. The college's primary interactive video system is the SONY VIEW 5000, which resembles a typical personal computer, but includes a built-in laser disc player, a 100-megabyte hard disk drive, and a high resolution color touch screen monitor. Because it allows for simulations of patient care, IVT is especially appropriate to nursing education. Although the nursing program has the college's largest collection of IVT software, the technology is also used in many other programs, such as mathematics, Commercial Driver's License, remedial English classes, and the Computer Adaptive Learning Literacy Lab. The flexibility of IVT allows it to be used individually for self-paced remediation, in small groups for peer interaction, and in the classroom to illustrate an instructor's lecture. For the student, IVT provides the advantages of self-paced learning, instantaneous feedback, computer adaptive progression, and a non-threatening challenge. IVT can also lead to the active involvement of the learner, emotionally entangling simulations, and statistically significant learning outcomes. The paper includes definitions of basic terminology, a list of types of machines available, and a set of criteria for evaluating the appropriateness of IVT. (MAB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Interactive Video, Learner Controlled Instruction, Menu Driven Software, Microcomputers, Nursing Education, Optical Data Disks, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Videodisks
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Burlington County College NJ; Interactive Videodisk
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Computer Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College (Orlando, FL, October 21-24, 1992). Cover title: Interactive Videodisc Technology.