Autotutorial with images, software?

JEFFREY C. LEWIN jclewin at mtu.edu
Wed Jun 8 14:53:17 EST 1994

We are looking for software that allows the presentation of images 
for self study.   (Used in first and second year Botany classes).    

Background: at present, we use slide projectors coupled with PCs.  
The software (in basic) asks questions about the slides.  The software
tells students if they are correct. If incorrect, they get a second
try.  The program also records their score.  Obviously, the students 
manually run the slide projector.  The the software is preprogramed
for the order of the slides in the tray.  

What our goal is:

We essentially want to get rid of the slide projectors.  By scanning the
slide on to a (hard) disk we hope to intergrate the slides into a software 
package which calls up the slide (and on the same screen) asks questions
about that picture, and scores their answer.

Hopes and dreams:

- Pictures should be easily scanned in and stored so they are easy to
- Program should have both the picture and the questions on the same
screen, i.e. size of picture must not fill the whole screen.
- We would like all the slides to fit on a hard disk (maybe 500 color
images), hence "smaller" image files are best.  
- Oh, and if the software is cheap (or shareware) it would be a bonus for 
those students who put it on their own computers. 
Any replies to jclewin at mtu.edu (1st choice)
or jmglime at mtu.edu (2nd choice)
or this group (I'll summarize if their is a call for it).

Jeff Lewin
Lab supervisor, Michigan Tech. Univ., Houghton, MI 49931
Phone (906) 487-3435
Fax (906) 3167

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