ERIC Number: ED380097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Digitizing Images for Curriculum 21: Phase II.
Walker, Alice D.
Although visual databases exist for the study of art, architecture, geography, health care, and other areas, readily accessible sources of quality images are not available for engineering faculty interested in developing multimedia modules or for student projects. Presented here is a brief review of Phase I of the Engineering Visual Database project at Virginia Tech, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education, followed by a description of Phase II with indications of the progress made in the past year. The project proposed to create an engineering visual database, composed of existing slides, photographs, video clips, and computer simulations, which could be collected, indexed, and made available for the faculty within the eight-institution coalition. Phase I involved conducting surveys, and soliciting, collecting, sorting, digitizing, and entering visuals into HyperCard and ToolBook indexes. Over 700 still images and 28 minutes of motion clips were placed on a videodisc. A barcode index was printed, and materials were distributed to each of the eight schools for evaluation purposes. The proposals for Phase II include: (1) the evaluation and revision of the prototype videodisc produced in year one; (2) the creation of new video demonstrations, animations, graphics, and other images, produced on a CD-ROM and a revised videodisc; and (3) use of an Internet-based electronic delivery system to provide efficient access. (Contains five references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Imagery and Visual Literacy: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (26th, Tempe, Arizona, October 12-16, 1994); see IR 016 977. For Phase I, see ED 370 575.