INDIVIDUALIZED INTERACTIVE VIDEO

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7667
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Duffy Engineering
7 Nashawena Road, Mashpee, MA, 02649
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM F. DUFFY
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR DISABLED STUDENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PLACEMENTS IS A TIME-CONSUMING PROCESS FOR EDUCATORS AND THUS COSTLY. COMPUTERIZED AND INTERACTIVEVIDEODISK EDUCATIONAL FORMATS MAY NOT BE READILY CUSTOMIZED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT. HOWEVER, COMMONLY-AVAILABLE IN PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND HAND-HELD CAMCORDERS ARE TOOLS AVAIL ABLE IN MOST SCHOOLS. IF A PERSONAL COMPUTER CONTROLS VIDEOTAPE ACCESS, A SYSTEM SIMILAR TO AN INTERACTIVE VIDEODISK PRESENTATION WILL RE- SULT, ALBEIT SLOWER IN ITSACCESS TO PORTIONS OF THE PRES- ENTATION. THE TRADEOFF IS A MUCH LESS COSTLY SYSTEM SINCE HARDWARE COMPONENTS ARE READILY AVAILABLE AND COURSEWARE MAY BE EASILY MODIFIED. AS A RESULT, CUSTOMIZED VIDEOTAPE INSTRUCTION AND TESTIN MAY BE PRODUCED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IF APPROPRIATE INTERFACING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE IS DEVELOP THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING THIS HARD WARE AND SOFTWARE FOR INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION AND TEST- ING USING A TAPED VIDEO FORMAT IN CONJUCTION WITH A PERSON- AL COMPUTER (WHICH ACTS AS THE CONTROLLER). THE HARDWARE IS USED NOT ONLY FOR OUTPUT BUT ALSO FOR EDITING AND COMPIL ING THE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL.

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