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Modeling of instructional technology should begin where faculty are, in the classroom, and be used an adjunct to traditional teaching techniques. Digital convergence of multimedia presentation technology has made the standalone DVD player the platform of choice. Academia has until recently been slow in adopting this technology in the classroom despite an installed user base of around 20 million DVD players.
One is more likely to find a DVD player in a student's residence than in the classroom. This lack of DVD penetration into academia has primarily been due to institutional investment in older technologies (audio players, VHS players, films, overhead projectors, etc.) and the cost of DVD authoring, duplication, and distribution.
Inexpensive VCD/SVCD produced content targeted for the inexpensive classroom DVD player converges traditional classroom media platform and acts as isomorphic force multiplier that reaps a rich harvest of digital media content for online distributed learning purposes, and develops instructor skill sets needed to produce technology intensive content. . To read this report as a web document or view it as a self paced web slide show click on a link from the options below:
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