ERIC Number: ED286573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Videodisc Education in Adult Basic Education. A 310 Special Demonstration Project, 1986-1987. Final Report.
Vanis, Mary I.
Rio Salado Community College's (RSCC's) Adult Basic Education (ABE) program piloted a project utilizing two minicourses on videodisc, which incorporated sound instructional design and video technology. The videodisc courses, "Core Concepts in Mathematics" and "Understanding Chemistry and Energy," were designed to accommodate students who needed extensive review as well as repetition of one particular segment. Responses to the programs varied. Three segments of "Core Concepts in Mathematics" were felt to have problems in presentation or in content, while "Understanding Chemistry" was well received by both students and instructors. The positive features of the programs included good graphics, ease of use, variety, non-threatening format, and coordinated use of different visuals, while the lack of instructions about moving from screen to book and inadequacy of screen menu were seen as problems. Once teachers became familiar with the technology, they were able to assist students in paying attention to detail and following directions. Overall, videodisc hardware was felt to be a viable option to ABE classrooms. The concepts of multi-media and innovation allowed students to be challenged and stay involved with technology. The videodisc questionnaire is attached. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.