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ERIC Number: ED231177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Videodiscs in Special Education.
Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.
One of four reports designed to assess the current state of new technologies, the document reviews the current and future 5-year status of videodisc technology in special and regular education. Described first are the history, technological features, and prices of videodisc systems (which consist of a player, programing material stored on a disc, and a video monitor or television receiver). Discussed relative to general education use are: potential applications, flexibility of systems, and five categories of use (source of teacher inservice materials, source of visual reference materials, source of instructional programing, source of presentations to supplement teacher's academic training, and part of an information storage and retrieval system); software development by seven projects of universities; and trends (such as increase in sales when the hardware/software relationship improves). Special education is seen as having an enormous potential for use of videodiscs due to capabilities for ease of use, single-concept presentation to individual students, inservice training, and information storage and retrieval. Noted are current development activities by five government sponsored projects, including the Media Development Project for the Hearing Impaired at the University of Nebraska. Among factors described as affecting use are drawbacks in current hardware technology, lack of software, and need for training teachers. The summary synthesizes content of the document and highlights current hardware/software capability and price deterrents. (MC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Falls Church, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 152 672-675.