ERIC Number: ED217885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Media Storage/Retrieval Systems--A Futuristic Forecast for Educational Technologists.
Buterbaugh, James G.
Included in this thorough overview of the probable future developments in videodisc technology and its role as an educational medium are (1) a review of current educational technology literature on videodiscs, which summarizes a U.S. Navy Delphi Study of videodisc technology use through 1986, discusses a National Institute of Education (NIE) study on learning and teaching, and outlines various other studies on microcomputers and videodiscs and their likely impacts on educational practices; (2) descriptions of the characteristics and capabilities of the major contemporary videodisc systems, in particular the Matushita JVC Videodisc System, the RCA SelectaVision System, the MCA-Philips-Magnavision System, and the MCA-Pioneer DiscoVision Industrial/Educational Player; and (3) technical accounts of such future technological prospects as the emergence of videodisc erase and re-record capability and the rapid increase of microcomputer information storage and retrieval capability. A 23-item reference list, a 108-item educational technology bibliography, and a 58-item engineering technology bibliography accompany the text. (JL)
Descriptors: Computer Science, Delphi Technique, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Merchandise Information, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Prediction, Technological Advancement, Videodisc Recordings
Information Futures, 2217 College Station, Pullman, WA 99163-0904.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information Futures, Pullman, WA.