ERIC Number: ED157516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-12
Reference Count: 0
Motivations and Deterrents to Educational Use of "Intelligent Videodisc" Systems.
Eastwood, Lester F., Jr.
The "intelligent videodisc"--a combination of advanced microprocessor, display, and storage technology--holds the potential for developing into a powerful instructional delivery system. In an inexpensive package, it could combine advanced computer-aided instruction (CAI) software power and display capability for audio, video, and textual programming. Although it is attractive technically, this system's real contribution will be that CAI will fit the institutional structure of education for the first time. In contrast to existing CAI systems, this small-scale device could be purchased locally. Another unique attribute of this technology is its potential attractiveness to consumers. Despite these advantages, this new technology will face some of the same traditional barriers that have doomed other systems. It is likely that many teachers will retain their unwillingness to innovate using technology. Tight budgets will remain because of shrinking student populations and voter apathy. High cost might restrict software availability. This paper could serve as a platform for a discussion of needs and opportunities for a Federal role in promoting educational utilization of this system. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Center for Development Technology.
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