ERIC Number: ED391010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-2
Reference Count: N/A
A Hypermedia Model for Teaching Technology.
Savage, Ernest N.
Ohio's Model Industrial Technology Systems (MITS) project was initiated in 1987 to achieve the following: identify good activities in the areas of physical, communication, and bio-related technology; standardize the activities' format; and provide a coding system for their eventual use in a hypermedia system. To date, 220 activities have been modified by MITS, which was initially based on the Hypercard system provided with Macintosh computers. Activities in the MITS can be organized by grade level/concentration and/or referenced to outcomes and goals. The MITS system breaks outcomes first into their respective performance indicators and enabling outcomes. The system produces index cards for all activities identified during searches. Once selected, activities can be called up in Microsoft Word or Works. Each activity includes basic information about its objectives, presentation, development, and content, as well as a student activity pack. The Hypercard's two main limitations--that it is not cross-platform and not in color--have been solved by using the Macromedia-developed program Authorware, which can run on Windows/DOS or Macintosh computers, and by using the program called Oracle Media Products, which appears to have all the characteristics of Hypercard with color. (Sample screens from the MITS are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Model Industrial Technology Systems Project; Ohio
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 1995).