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ERIC Number: ED400793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing Interactive Instructional Materials: A Model.
Henderson, Craig; And Others
Many colleges and departments at Tennessee Technological University, as well as most other major universities, are progressing toward more interactive instructional materials. The benefits of implementing instructional technology are numerous and diverse. However, because of increasingly austere budgets, a focused and cost-effective approach to implementing multimedia in the classroom is required. A methodology to develop major multimedia projects was conceived through the development of multimedia software for analyzing seismic concepts in civil engineering. The process begins with an idea from a faculty member. A team of experts is assembled who determine objectives and content of the project. Skilled student workers do most of the programming, debugging, and general labor for the project. Benefits of the model include: (1) cooperation among departments; (2) efficiency in programming, with many applications using the same basic building blocks; (3) a centralized location for specialized multimedia equipment and software and trained personnel, so that equipment purchased for one project can be used again for subsequent projects; (4) student workers who are less expensive, and whose participation is beneficial to both the students and the university; (5) a method of reviewing works in progress; and (6) communication across campus and beyond, promoting sharing of ideas and resources between departments. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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