ERIC Number: ED354952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Humanities Tech Scout Report [and] Scouting for Multimedia, the Search Goes On.
In 1990, the Dallas County Community College District's (DCCCD's) Computer Center recruited three technology scouts (faculty members interested in media) to locate, preview, and evaluate multimedia products that could be used in the classroom. The technology scout for the humanities found and previewed products that could be used in "Introduction to Humanities,""Advanced Humanities,""Art Appreciation," and "Music Appreciation." This document consists of a short paper and a preliminary report on this project. A survey of DCCCD humanities faculty revealed that most faculty were not using a computer in their office, home, or classroom, but that most were interested in finding out more about computer software and multimedia. A temporary multimedia lab was established to help introduce the faculty to the programs that had been previewed. This report by the technology scout for the humanities contains: (1) an overview of the project; (2) recommendations for integrating multimedia into humanities instruction at the DCCCD based on information gathered at demonstrations and workshops, correspondence with faculty at DCCCD and other institutions, and an exploration of the use of computers in labs and classes at DCCCD; (3) a review of current technology and future trends; (4) a brief discussion of the value of the tech scout experience; (5) an annotated list of 13 humanities-related computer software projects developed by professors from around the nation; and (6) descriptions and recommendations regarding the eight multimedia programs previewed, including the title, manufacturer, and hardware requirements. Appendixes contain the survey instrument; notices for a multimedia demonstration at Richland College; relevant articles; project reports and correspondence; and a budget request, including the specifications and costs for both hardware and software to set up a multimedia workstation for the humanities. (MAB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Hypermedia, Instructional Development, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Media Adaptation, Media Selection, Multimedia Instruction, Two Year Colleges, Videodisks
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Book/Product Reviews; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richland Coll., Dallas, TX.