ERIC Number: ED228989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-2
Reference Count: N/A
Proof-of-Concept Demonstration and Comparative Evaluation of a Prototype Intelligent Videodisc System. Final Report.
Bunderson, C. Victor; And Others
This report summarizes the results of a 22-month proof-of-concept demonstration of a class of interactive videodisc systems, which involved the use of an intelligent videodisc in developmental biology instruction at the undergraduate level. The study involved the development of hardware, software, courseware, and instructional strategies for videodisc instruction and included evaluation of this development through three stages of complexity: (1) a manual videodisc system; (2) a manual videodisc enhanced with menus and branching for learner-controlled access, with scoring and status information, and with answer judging for the practice problems; and (3) the development and use of a new videodisc which added additional content--especially in the areas of simulation and games, an interactive glossary, and more complex programming for learner-controlled data access. National needs for innovation in science education are discussed in the context of the promise of intelligent videodisc systems. Issues and observations dealing with hardware, software, courseware, and theory are then presented, while the major part of the report deals with the extensive evaluation results for the three phases of videodisc sophistication. The report concludes with a look into the future of such systems. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WICAT, Inc., Orem, UT.