METHOD OF PRODUCING INTERACTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEODISCS FORTRAINING OF FIRST AND SECOND YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS WHICH WILL DUPLICATE THE SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 434
Amount: $53,040.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Teach America Corpon
236 East Sixth Avenue, Tallahassee, FL, 32303
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 LINDSEY H. WILLIAM
 (904) 222-6740
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Abstract
METHOD OF PRODUCING INTERACTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEODISCS FORTRAINING OF FIRST AND SECOND YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS WHICH WILL DUPLICATE THE SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT. THE PRESENT OBSTACLE TO EXTENSIVE AND EARLY USE OF INTERACTIVE VIDEODISCS FOR MEDICAL TRAINING IS THE EXTRAORDINARY COSTS BEYOND THAT OF NORMAL AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION. THIS PROJECT WILL ANALYZE EACH AREA OF VIDEODISC PRODUCTION AS WELL AS ALL PARAMETERS OF EFFECTIVE MEDICAL INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES AND CREATE AN INSTRUCTIONALDESIGN WHICH DUPLICATES THOSE PARAMETERS AND A STRUCTURED PRODUCTION FORMAT TO ELIMINATE REDUNDANCIES AND WASTE IN THEPRODUCTION SEQUENCE. FROM THIS ANALYSIS WILL BE CREATED A STRUCTURED MATRIX WHICH WILL ELIMINATE FROM FUTURE PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL TEACHING MODULES, REPETITIVE COSTS IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION INEFFICIENCIES. THROUGHUSE OF THIS MATRIX AND FORMAT, A FULL COURSE OF STUDY MAY BEPREPARED WHICH WILL SIMULATE EFFECTIVE IN-PERSON TEACHING TECHNIQUES AND METHODS, MAINTAIN A CONSTANT QUALITY THROUGHOUT THE SERIES AND REDUCE COST BY A TARGET GOAL OF FIFTY PERCENT (50%). THIS PROJECT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN A COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT WITH THE PROGRAM IN MEDICAL SCIENCES(PIMS) AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE COMPANION PHASE APROGRAM AT THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. BOTH UNIVERSITIES WILL PROVIDE INPUT, CONSULTATION ON INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES AND COURSE CONTENT, AND SERVE AS TEST SITES FOR THE MATRIX AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES. PHASE I WILL PRODUCE AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, A STRUCTURED FORMAT AND MATRIX TO IMPLEMENT THAT DESIGN AND ONE INTERACTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEODISC. THE MODULE WILL CONTAIN ONE OR MORE INTERACTIVE TEACHING AND TUTORIAL UNITS IN BASIC SCIENCE AND AN INTERACTIVE SEGMENT FOR SYSTEM FAMILIARIZATION AND USE. PROBABLE SUBJECTS FOR THE INITIAL INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC MODULE WILL BE HUMAN PARASITOLOGY, HUMAN VIROLOGY OR HUMAN GENETICS. THE FINAL COMPONENT DEVELOPED UNDER PHASE I WILL BE AN EVALUATION INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, COURSE CONTENT, THE STRUCTURED FORMAT AND MATRIX AND THE DELIVERY SYSTEM INCLUDING HARDWARE AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE.

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