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ERIC Number: ED470099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 7
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Digital Television: The Future of Education?
Maushak, Nancy; Cheng, Yahua; Wang, Hsi-chih
Digital technology has turned a new page for television broadcasting. The convergence of television and computer has brought about powerful effects to television viewing experiences. Digital broadcasting combined with the Internet is conceived as a new driving force that will change the mode of learning in the very near future. Many educators perceive that Digital Television (DTV) and technology would possibly improve the current state of interactivity in the distance education environment due to its advanced features. High resolutions and digital transmission would make the communication much more clear and easier. One possible use of DTV in education, as Carvin (1998) described, would be enhanced TV, which is supplemented by multimedia content to provide interactivity for learning needs. Various contents such as Web pages, quick time movies and text scripts can be composed into the framework of course design. However, DTV technology is still in an early developing stage. There is insufficient information and few studies on its pedagogical uses have been done for educators. This review explores DTV's attributes, and discusses some possible applications for interactivity and the underlying theoretical and research bases. (Contains 19 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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