ERIC Number: ED223394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-16
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VCR Microcomputer Teaching/Inservice.
Pederson, Jacqueline K.; DeGuire, Daniel J.
Because it incorporates many of the best practices of inservice education, the use of computer/video linkage for inservice education programs in small rural schools holds great promise for improving both the method of delivery and the content of professional development activities. Studies of staff in small rural schools consistently find dissatisfaction regarding inservice programs, yet a strong need exists for such teachers to have multiple teaching fields. Computer assisted instruction (CAI) success in meeting staff development needs is well documented, and the sustained growth of microcomputers in schools strongly supports capitalizing on the development of inservice CAI modules. A potentially ideal method of providing inservice opportunities utilizes a new technology that will advance the learner one step closer to actual "hands-on" instruction. Through the use of a video controller, a microcomputer can be linked with a video cassette recorder (VCR), thus combining the interactive and immediate feedback advantages of the computer with the realism of a video tape player. The Computer Assisted Special Education Training for Small Schools project (CASETSS) at Texas Tech University will use Texas Instruments' Video Controller and Authoring system for the purpose of developing and delivering inservice special education programs to school districts. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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