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Adopting interactive videodisc technology for education

journal contribution
posted on 29.04.2019, 00:00 by Peter HosiePeter Hosie
A person making a survey of the literature about interactive videodisc (IV) could easily conclude that a revolution in education and training had taken place. As Bosco (1984, p. 13) observes, "Many of the articles and reports on interactive video which have been produced in the last few years are written from a stance of advocacy." A great number of claims made about IV use in education are speculative. A good example of such exuberance is this comment by Jonassen (1984, p. 2): "There is little doubt that micro- computer-controlled videodisc systems represent the most potentially powerful communication de- vice in the history of instructional communication"; or Young and Schieve (1984, p. 4), "Video- disc technology may well revolutionize education in both public and private institutions by the end of the decade." Such rhetoric is similar to that which accompanied the introduction of microcomputers into schools. Interactive videodisc technology has great potential for education, but there are some important issues to be addressed; progress isn't necessarily assured.

History

Volume

27

Issue

7

Start Page

5

End Page

10

Number of Pages

6

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Educational Technology