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Dissertation Information for Daniel Callison

NAME:
- Daniel Callison
- (Alias) Daniel Joe Callison

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Educational Software

SCHOOL:
- Indiana University (USA) (1983)

ADVISORS:
- None

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- None

MPACT Status: Incomplete - Inspected

Title: A SIMULATION OF RANDOM ACCESS VIDEO TECHNOLOGY: REACTION TO PREMASTERED MULTI-MEDIA INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION IN A CHILDREN'S MUSEUM FREE INQUIRY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Abstract: "This study tested the simulation of interactive video technology (video disc or random access video tape) in an environment which allowed for patron selection and utilization of free standing participatory exhibits. A patron of the Indianapolis Children's Museum could, of his own free will, approach and utilize an instructional multi-media system housed in association with other hands-on exhibits. The interactive programming was based on the following principles: (1) intrinsic programmed instruction provided guidance and branching options for advancement or remediation, (2) structured information was obtainable only as a result of the patron's actions; the patron had control over the technology's utilization, (3) simulation of interactive video programming allowed for the formative evaluation of the software based on natural observation of patron actions and recording of patron verbal reactions.

A naturalistic approach was used to gather data. Interviews and observation of the participants allowed for both identification of unique actions taken by some individual patrons and the common trends which identified those patrons who were successful with the given programming.

Findings of this study indicate that patrons who have visited the exhibit area prior to the use of video programming and who enter the programming with the assistance of a peer group tend to be successful in the completion of the selected program. The interactive video exhibit was accepted as a normal device within the museum environment and was approached by patrons who were interested in both instruction and information. The simulation, however, failed to provide the extensive branching necessary to meet the demands of the museum patron who prefered to work alone, and the patron who did not wish to invest a large amount of time in such an activity. This weakness, along with necessary content revisions noted by the museum staff, indicated support for the use of a simulation in order to evaluate the programming prior to its final mastering."

MPACT Scores for Daniel Callison

A = 1
C = 3
A+C = 4
T = 2
G = 2
W = 1
TD = 1.5
TA = 1
calculated 2008-01-31 06:07:51

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Students under Daniel Callison

ADVISEES:
- Rebecca Knuth - Indiana University (1995)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- Marilyn Money Irwin - Indiana University (1991)
- Milton Hathaway - Indiana University (1992)
- Sarah Louise Mort - Indiana University (1992)