ERIC Number: ED205238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
GEM. Guided Exposure to Microcomputers: An Interactive Video Program.
Anandam, Kamala; Kelly, Dennis
In addition to facilitating computer-assisted and computer-managed instruction, microcomputers are increasingly being used to control video players in an application called Interactive Video, through which the instructor can block a video program into segments and insert textual introductions, questions, or explanations where needed. One such program, Guided Exposure to Microcomputers (GEM), was developed primarily to familiarize Miami-Dade Community College faculty with microcomputers and the potentials of interactive video programming. The GEM program requires the use of an Apple II Plus microcomputer, a television, an ETS 2000 Interactive Video Interface for Betamax with accompanying coursewriter software, and a Sony Betamax video player. As GEM explains, there are nine steps in writing an interactive video program: (1) select the videotape; (2) view the tape to determine how it should be segmented; (3) flow chart the lesson plan; (4) write the necessary introduction, explanations, and questions; (5) transfer the material to be inserted onto a screen layout form; (6) input the textual materials onto the minicomputer disk; (7) block the video tape into segments; (8) program the computer to control the sequence from video display to written text; and (9) test the program. The report outlines the topics covered in the GEM program and presents guidelines for each of the nine steps in preparing the interactive video program. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.