ERIC Number: ED466213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Infusing Interactive, Multimedia CD-ROM Technology into the First-Year College-Level Geology Curriculum: Recent Examples from Radford University, United States.
Sethi, Parvinder S.; Newbill, Phyllis Leary
In recent years, several CD-ROM-based instructional technology applications have been developed for use in both high school and college level classrooms. As multimedia authoring techniques evolve as important tools for teaching, it is imperative that teachers and multimedia authors understand the importance of focusing on specifically how the CD-ROM product will be used. The concept, functionality, and type of user interface of such applications must be driven by a clear understanding of the specific manner(s) in which they are intended to be used. In this paper, a comparative study is presented of two different types of CD-ROMs in terms of their design and use. Both CD-ROMs were recently produced for use at the college level. The "EarthShow" CD-ROM is intended for use as a presentation manager, whereby a teacher can seamlessly integrate images, audio, video, and animation for communicating information in a sensory-saturated manner. The "Groundwater Pollution" CD-ROM is a self-study tool, characterized by situation-based learning with practice and feedback features, and is designed for use by a learner on an individual, unsupervised basis. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Educational Technology, Geology, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Materials, Optical Data Disks, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-Media 2001 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (13th, Tampere, Finland, June 25-30, 2001); see IR 021 194.