ERIC Number: ED219867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
A Microcomputer/Videodisc System for Delivering Computer Assisted Instruction to Mentally Handicapped Students.
The Interactive Videodisc for Special Education Technology Project being conducted at Utah State University is developing and field testing a system to provide computer-assisted instruction to mentally handicapped students. The system combines an industrial videodisc player, an Apple II microcomputer with two floppy disc drives, a color monitor with a touch panel, and instructional programs utilizing prepared videodiscs. The system presents audio instructions to the student and displays a visual image on the monitor. The student can respond by touching the image of an object displayed on the monitor screen. The touch panel determines the coordinates of the object touched, triggering the next step in the program. Six instructional programs have been developed and are currently being field tested. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation, Microcomputers, Special Education, Video Equipment, Videodisc Recordings
Not available separately; see EA 014 910.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind. Proceedings, Annual Summer Conference, College of Education, University of Oregon (3rd, Eugene, OR, July 21-23, 1982). For related documents, see EA 014 910-932.