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Defeating The Bandwidth: A Model For Integrating Web And Cd Rom Based Training Solutions

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.190.1 - 5.190.11



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Carlos R. Morales

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Session 0558

Defeating The Bandwidth: A Model For Integrating Web And CD- ROM Based Training Solutions

Carlos R. Morales Purdue University


This paper describes the development of a distance learning system for classroom instruction. The system combines traditional CD-ROM technology, used to achieve a high level of media-rich content, with web technologies, used for dynamic media updating and performance tracking. The system also employs Microsoft Media Services and ActiveX components for application sharing, two-way video teleconference, and one- way video multicasting.


There is a tremendous advantage to integrating CD-ROM based interactive multimedia (CDIM) and TCP/IP services such as HTTP for Computer Aided Instruction/Computer Based Training (CAI/CBT). By using CDIM for media delivery and Web based technologies for control, communications, updating content, and performance tracking it is possible to build a system that can deliver multi-sensory content in a much more dynamic manner than through traditional multimedia or the Web alone. This project interfaces available WWW and CDIM technologies in an unified environment that allows instructors to deliver distance instruction with many of the media delivery benefits of a traditional classroom by providing a framework for lectures, out of class work (homework), tests, and teacher/student conferences.


The last few years have witnessed the penetration of the Web into mainstream corporations. The Yankee Group tells us that by the year 2002 corporations will spent 44 billion dollars on internet related services (Duvall, 1999). The penetration of the intranets in the corporate environment has created an opportunity for Web based training. Dugan tells us, "The catalyst for the rise of Web based training is the increasing need for corporate training, particularly in the area of technology. Whenever a company upgrades its OS, e-mail package, or word-processing application, the staff must be trained.” (Dugan, 1998) "According to Montgomery Securities analyst Ellen Julian, the $16 billion world market for tech training will hit $28 billion in the year 2001. Managers at Merrill Lynch, MCI, and other companies that use Web based training say that web based programs offer significant benefits over traditional paper and classroom sessions and CD- ROM (Violino, 1998).

Morales, C. R. (2000, June), Defeating The Bandwidth: A Model For Integrating Web And Cd Rom Based Training Solutions Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8261

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