Accession Number : AD0617608

Title :   AN EXAMINATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF MODULAR DESIGN FOR AUDIOVISUAL AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for May 63-Mar 64,

Corporate Author : GRAFLEX INC ROCHESTER NY

Personal Author(s) : Trow, William H. ; Smith, Edgar A.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The increasing need for audiovisual autoinstructional equipment in a wide range of applications has created a major problem in development of satisfactory equipment to meet the varying demands. Each specific situation requires a certain combination of optical, mechanical and electronic functions which cannot necessarily be adapted to subsequent usages of the equipment. This results either in the costly acquisition of many similar pieces of equipment or in undesirable restrictions on the instructional techniques that might be used. This study examines existing and potential areas of application for audiovisual autoinstructional equipment and proposes a modular approach in the development of new equipment. Each module would embody a separable major function and would be interchangeable in the system. The proposed basic modules would include: (1) a slide-changer module, (2) a filmstrip module, (3) a family of screen modules, (4) a family of light source modules, (5) an audio record and playback module, (6) three signal pulsing modules, (7) a multiple-choice response module, and (8) a write-in response module. Many of these would allow operational alternatives or modification for specialized applications for maximum versatility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TRAINING DEVICES, *PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM, TRAINING FILMS, STILL PROJECTORS, DISK RECORDING SYSTEMS, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, TEACHING MACHINES, COSTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE