ERIC Number: ED370575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Digitizing Images for Curriculum 21.
Walker, Alice D.
To explore faculty needs for expanded visual instructional materials and to help provide for those needs, the Educational Technologies Division at Virginia Tech, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, is in the process of developing a multipurpose multimedia engineering visual database. The database is designed to assist faculty members in bringing visual examples to the classroom and to provide materials for student projects, student review, and recruitment efforts. Some concerns that have surfaced in the development process are reviewed. These include: (1) faculty members' reluctance to use new visual technology, (2) faculty members' reluctance to share materials, (3) problems with copyright permissions, (4) the rapidity of technological change, (5) issues of technical compatibility, (6) costs of cross-platform design, (7) the usefulness of prototypes, and (8) the necessity of allowing time for the expected developments. So far, the project has produced a prototype videotape with indexes, and plans for new materials are expanding. Two figures illustrate the project's development. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Databases, Educational Technology, Engineering, Higher Education, Imagery, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Program Development, Research Problems, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Digital Imagery; Digitizing; National Science Foundation; Prototypes; Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.