"REPURPOSING OR REPROGRAMMING "VIDEODISCS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3569
Amount: $30,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Vantage Point Systems
9043 Dunloggin Court, Ellicott City, MD, 21043
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Carolyn S. Lay
Title: President
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PRIMARY LONG TERM OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED RESEARCH ISTO CREATE QUALITY VIDEODISC BASED SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS USING A PROCESS REFERRED TO AS "REPURPOSING" A VIDEODISC. IN THIS APPROACH, NEW COMPUTER SOFTWARE IS DEVELOPED TO ACCOMPANY, AND/OR INCORPORATE VISUALS, AUDIO, AND OTHER INFORMATION FROM PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED, COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE VIDEODISCS. VIA THIS APPROACH, THE CREATION OF INTERACTIVE MATERIALS IS SIMPLI FIED AND BECOMES LESS EXPENSIVE BECAUSE SOME COSTLY AND COMPLICATED TIME CONSUMING TASKS ARE ELIMINATED, E.G. PRE- AND POST-VIDEO PRODUCTION, AND MASTERING. IN THIS RESEARCH, EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON IMPROVING TECHNOLOGY BASED TOOL S AND SYSTEMS FOR CALSSROON TEACHERS, AND ALL LEARNERS. INCLUDING THE LEARNING DISABLED. TO IMPLEMENT THESE IMPROVE MENTS UTILIZING THE "REPURPOSING" APPROACH, TWO KEY SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES SURFACE: 1) INCORPORATE VIDEODISC MOTION AND STILL SEGMENTS WHENEVER POSSIBLE TO ENHANCE VISUAL ASPECTS OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, AND 2) EXPAND THEAUDITORY COMPONENT OF EXISTING VIDEODISC PRESENTATIONS BY BY INCORPORATING DIGITIZED AUDIO IN THE ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE. ALTHOUGH SEVERAL GENERIC AND ARCHIVAL VIDEODISCS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED COMMERCIALLY TO ENCOURAGE EDUCATIONAL "REPURPOSING" ACTIVITY, THE LEGAL ISSUES RELATIVE TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT REQUIRE CLARIFICATION. THIS RESEARCH ADDRESSES THESE ISSUES TO ENCOURAGE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF "REPURPOSED" VIDEODISCS.

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