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ERIC Number: ED029492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Feasibility of Using an Experimental Laboratory for Identifying Classroom Multi-Media Problems and Requirements. Final Report.
Kent, William P.; And Others
Multimedia can significantly improve education, but only to the extent that their impact is perceived and planned for. Planning mig t be accomplished in a comprehensive, multimedia development laboratory, organized around methodology and functions rather than equipment or facilities. Such a laboratory might plan, supervise, evaluate, and influence the implementation of complete educational systems making optimum use of multimedia and telemedia in an integrated and continuous manner. Of possible simulation laboratories, a semi-manual computer-based laboratory might be the most effective, but its main contribution would be as a research vehicle; it would not bring about major changes. The methodology of this study consisted of seeking expert opinions, visits to innovative installations, and a review of the multimedia state-of-the-art. No experiments were undertaken, nor was a prototype laboratory built or tested. Annual cost of a comprehensive, multimedia development laboratory is roughly estimated at $2,000,000. It is recommended that the Commission on Instructional Technology favorably consider the feasibility of such a laboratory. A bibliography and descriptions of various operations presently making use of multimedia are appended. (GC/MF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.