Making Interactive Videodisc Computer Simulation Accessible and Practice Relevant

John S. Wodarski, John S. Wodarski, John C. Bricout, Paul R. Smokowski

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Interactive videodisc programming has demonstrated success in social work education as an important adjunct to traditional learning formats. Both quantitative and practice skills have been programmed for this format employing a touch screen that permits self-paced, self-guided instruction. The videodisc contains high-quality audio-visual simulations that are capable of supporting high-order integrative learning such as is required in the acquisition of social work practice skills and concepts. However, despite the great possibilities and promise of interactive videodisc programming, it remains an expensive learning medium which has the potential to be misused. This manuscript will address the following topics: using IVD, producing IVD, IVD and high-order learning, IVD and accountable service delivery, IVD instructor cost-savings and future directions in technology. Several different approaches to contain the costs and increase the feasibility of this technology will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Teaching in Social Work
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 6 1996


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