Accession Number : ADP001325

Title :   Exploration of Instructional Application of Videodisc Technology in the Marine Corps,


Personal Author(s) : Greenup,H. William ; Levin,Steven

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Education Center, Marine Corps Development and Education Command, is experimenting with the instructional applications of a videodisc-based interactive television system. Videodisc technology offers the potential for a wide range of military training applications including archival storage and information retrieval, spatial data management, tactical mapping, multi-aspect filming, and nonresident instruction. The Marine Corps, under a contract with Interactive Television Company, Inc., has produced an initial disc that presents a tactical map of its combined arms training area at Twentynine Palms, California. This paper discusses the instructional and technical aspects of videodisc technology involved in the development of such a program. The authors describe the hardware and programming techniques used in the production and presentation of interactive instructional programs which are appropriate to the learner's responses and needs. They also review some of the ways interactive television already is being used in education and training and project future developments in interactive video instruction.

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Marine Corps training, Disk recording systems, Video recording, Interactions, Military training, Military applications, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE