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ERIC Number: ED310756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Videodisc at California State University, Fullerton.
Reisman, S.
In January 1987, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), began to explore the potential of interactive videodisk (IVD) technology on its campus. The challenge of introducing an individualized instructional technology into a cost conscious and conventional teaching environment was formidable, considering the traditional orientation of instructors and the existing reward structure. Demonstration projects in business, chemistry, and foreign languages were developed to illustrate the multi-disciplinary nature of IVD. A simple-to-use IVD lecture authoring/presentation system was developed. A CSUF directory videodisk, intended to inform users about academic and nonacademic programs at the university, was designed and programmed in order to demonstrate the versatility of the medium to administrators and gain their support. In June 1988, CSUF hosted a two-day symposium for 140 faculty members of the California State University system in order to disseminate information about the IVD program. The formulation of a CSU IVD consortium was proposed and discussed. In September 1988, California State-Fullerton's successes resulted in the receipt of educational grants and industrial contribution to allow it to begin to assemble a multi-disciplinary IVD learning center. The center, comprised of 10 IBM InfoWindow Systems, is located on the main floor of the central library and scheduled to begin operations in the spring of 1989. (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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