ERIC Number: ED097895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
New Technology Applied to Distribution of Audio Tutorial Lessons.
Kaye, James M.
Audiotutorial instruction is one application of instruction tailored to individual needs. This method imposes certain requirements for instruction to be effective and for students to be properly motivated to learn. Some of the key requirements are: (1) individual control of the program material, (2) convenience of materials acquisition by the student, (3) simplicity of presentation methods, (4) costs, (5) timeliness of materials available, and (6) ease of courseware development. The Ampex Pyramid System satisfies each of these requirements. In its simplest form, the system provides high speed cassette copies of any program in its master storage bank. In a second form, the student accesses the system from a terminal located at a carrel. In addition, a feature may be added which allows the same functions described above to be performed at home using a touch tone telephone. Another feature is that of student response and conditional branching. Most importantly, the system has been purposely designed to allow a full range of presentations from very simple linear program presentations to sophisticated, fully interactive, multimedia lessons with conditional branching. All may be presented on the system without a significant investment of time and dollars in computer software. (WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ampex Corp., Sunnyvale, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Audio-Tutorial System Conference (6th, San Francisco, California, November 1974)