Instructor: Lynn Higgins, French & Italian Department
Overview: The program Philippe, developed at MIT and published by Yale University Press, is an interactive, multimedia environment intended for second year French curriculum. The French & Italian Department, with support from Computing Services and the Language Resource Center (LRC), will modify Philippe in order to make it part of the Department’s curriculum. This will entail digitizing the 30 minutes of video and placing it on CD-ROM. The SuperCard stack that controls the video will be modified to use the digital video resources. Stations equipped with CD-ROM players will be set up in the Kiewit Instructional Center and the Language Resource Center. Initially, Philippe will be used in French 8, a course that combines practice in the active use of the language with an introduction to major aspects of French society. This project is being done in collaboration with MIT and Yale University Press.
Client: Dan Nelson, Dean of Students Office
Project: This project will explore the feasibility of a computerized academic advising and planning program. The plan calls for a “functional specification” that will include definitions of elements such as course data, major, minor and new curriculum requirements, presentation formats, and past enrollment data.
Instructor: Kevin Maloney, Tuck School
Project: This support will permit Prof. Maloney to continue work on his set of financial calculation modules. This programs use the Northstar workstation environment to make this array of modules available to Tuck students for use in various courses.
Instructor: Diederik Vandewalle, Government Department
Project: This project will be developing two resources. First a set of digitized, color-coded maps of the Middle East will be developed. Much of this work has already been accomplished in the computer labs in the Geography department. Second, software will be written that will enable the “delivery” of these maps over the network to students and faculty. Initial course applicability will be Government 46, 52 and 88.
Instructor: Delo Mook, Physics Department
Overview: Prof. Mook will construct a mobile podium or lectern that will permit the presentation of several kinds of media, including television, laser disk, video tape, and the contents of a Macintosh screen. This will support the “play back” of computer animations produced in the Physics department as well as student analysis of physical phenomena. Plans are to use the podium in Physics 13 and 14, and in Astronomy 1 and 2.