ERIC Number: ED029492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Feasibility Studies, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Laboratories, Laboratory Techniques, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Research and Development Centers, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Simulation, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.