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CD-I compendium : production and evaluation of a multimedia reference tool for the construction industry

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CD-I compendium : production and evaluation of a multimedia reference tool for the construction industry

Plante, André (1992) CD-I compendium : production and evaluation of a multimedia reference tool for the construction industry. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The following thesis-equivalent involved the development and evaluation of an interactive repository to be used by the construction industry. It has been pointed out by architects and engineers that there is a lack of expertise about brick veneer wall construction. Not only are there not enough human resources available but the existing workers are not adequately trained, due to a lack of readily available information about this specific type of construction. From these concerns emerged the need for a single repository or compendium that could be used both as a training tool and as a reference database. Since the contents were available and/or best presented in various forms, the CD-I technology was selected. CD-I integrates a variety of media such as video, computer animation, text, photographs and digital audio. This report relates the development phases and the evaluation of a prototype designed on a microcomputer emulating the CD-I environment. The compendium was evaluated with the help of a multi-disciplinary team composed of a professional courseware developer, a general contractor, a construction worker and an architecture student. Results of the interviews and hands-on sessions are discussed. Attitudes toward the CD-I compendium were also probed at a Construction Industry Trade Show held in Toronto, Canada. Results of the questionnaire which was employed are discussed.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Plante, André
Pagination:vii, 63, [79] leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Education
Date:1992
Thesis Supervisor(s):Shaw, Steven
ID Code:2676
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 15:19
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:27
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