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ERIC Number: ED370575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
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Digitizing Images for Curriculum 21.
Walker, Alice D.
To explore faculty needs for expanded visual instructional materials and to help provide for those needs, the Educational Technologies Division at Virginia Tech, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, is in the process of developing a multipurpose multimedia engineering visual database. The database is designed to assist faculty members in bringing visual examples to the classroom and to provide materials for student projects, student review, and recruitment efforts. Some concerns that have surfaced in the development process are reviewed. These include: (1) faculty members' reluctance to use new visual technology, (2) faculty members' reluctance to share materials, (3) problems with copyright permissions, (4) the rapidity of technological change, (5) issues of technical compatibility, (6) costs of cross-platform design, (7) the usefulness of prototypes, and (8) the necessity of allowing time for the expected developments. So far, the project has produced a prototype videotape with indexes, and plans for new materials are expanding. Two figures illustrate the project's development. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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