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ERIC Number: ED121354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Pages: 21
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Modular Instructional Materials: Video and Computer Packages.
Wyatt, Joe B.
Neither video technology nor computer technology has had the impact on formal education that many had predicted. Both media have enormous and growing potential for this purpose however. Instructional packages that can be used as supplementary material to teaching seems the most appropriate approach to develop for higher education. Video modules enlarge the audience for special material, make available inaccessible material, and perform self analysis and evaluation. Computer based modules offer interactive testing of accumulated knowledge, self-paced analysis and investigation, and gaming. The primary obstacles to the use of these technologies are the absence of a viable system for distribution and access, the limited technological resources of the schools, and the lack of adequate incentives for authors of such modules. One force acting to overcome these obstacles is EDUCOM. Since it was established in 1964, EDUCOM has attempted to help create a national computer network, provide information to improve computing services within individual universities and colleges, and provided a forum for higher education institutions to speak to the Federal Government on the subject of educational computing. (JY)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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