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ERIC Number: ED232618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Videotex 1983. An ERIC Fact Sheet.
Olson, Michael
The capabilities and potential of videotex, a two-way interactive communication and information retrieval service, are briefly described in this fact sheet. Videotex refers to a two-way linkage between databases and individual consumers in home or office. It is currently being used for information retrieval, transactions (e.g., bill paying, banking), messages, telemonitoring (home security), and computing with software. Because research, field tests, and operating videotex systems throughout the world have been aimed primarily at commercial markets, instructional materials are few. However, Great Britain, Canada, and France are currently engaged in aggressive videotex development efforts and its use is likely to become commonplace in these countries at a more rapid pace. A listing of commercial videotex and teletext (one-way information) systems, the country in which they are located, their area of use, and test and operating dates are provided as well as a 6-item bibliography on the subject. (KC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.