ERIC Number: ED393410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Multimedia Factory.
The history of instructional multimedia systems development includes many difficulties--authorial uncertainty about how to order concepts, the misplaced focus of so-called "intelligent tutors," the sometimes disconcerting proliferation of products, and financial constraints. Against this background, this paper discusses the project which created Piano Tutor, a multimedia workstation that teaches basic piano playing. In its teaching mode, it can guide students through a dynamically changing lesson path. In its practicing mode, it provides guidance and graphical representations of playing technique without interruptions. Piano Tutor's software building blocks are listed, along with processes and experiences that led to its automated curriculum analyzer, its accompanying videodisc, and multimedia event schedulers. It is hoped that with existing technologies and those debuting in Piano Tutor, multimedia can be created in systematic production-line style rather than ad hoc, "reinventing the wheel" each time. (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Automated Tutoring; Multimedia Technology; Piano Instruction
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.