Journal of instructional development

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 2–10 | Cite as

Interactive video: An examination of use and effectiveness

  • Eric E. Smith


In the last few years, interactive video has made tremendous advances in hardware with corresponding reduction in cost. This article discusses the nature of interactive video, its educational use, evidence for effectiveness, and the design of interactive video courseware. The evidence seems to indicate that the medium is both effective and efficient, though few rigorous studies have been done. While a systematic approach is followed for producing interactive video, little discussion of design models and variables exists. The development or adaptation of consistent design models and further study on effectiveness, efficiency, and cost effectiveness are suggested.


Instructional Development Interactive Video Instructional Design Model Electronic Learn Interactive Videodisc 
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  • Eric E. Smith
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  1. 1.Educational Computing and Instructional Development Department of EducationPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette

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