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ERIC Number: ED263883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Designing Computer Graphics: An Experiment in the Graphic Enhancement of Audio Teleconferencing.
Winn, Bill; And Others
Two distance education courses presented via teleconferencing by the University of Calgary were redesigned to include graphic support utilizing Canada's Telidon videotex system. Data were gathered on both the instructional effectiveness of and student responses to the graphics. While the evaluation pointed out a number of features that needed to be modified in the system, it also revealed aspects of a computer graphic that make it effective. This report provides a brief overview of instructional graphics, describes the Calgary experience with Telidon page design, and looks at ways in which instructional graphics can be used to control various aspects of instruction. Conclusions indicate that the Telidon system lends itself well to the presentation of simplified graphic materials for illustrations, cueing, and structures, and that the use of such graphics to control the flow of instructional activities is very effective. Although limitations imposed by text size when the monitor is used with groups of students would make more complex and detailed graphics illegible at the present time, future developments leading to more sophisticated computer graphics systems will allow more complex animation and screen resolution in the future. A list of references completes the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)