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Senior Project - VCR


Multi-media Computer-based Training System for MS-DOS and UNIX

Senior Project: 1991-1992
Ronald Decker, Michael Hoswell, Thomas Orban and Jerry Spivey
Boulder, CO

The purpose of the project was to develop a computer system, called an Authoring System, that allows one to easily develop Computer Based Training courses (CBT) on any of a variety of subjects. The system was required to use audio, which could either be stored on cassette tapes or CDROM disks. The visual component of the system was text and graphics that are displayed on computer monitors and terminals in synchronization with the audio. The system was also required to support student testing, hands-on assignments, and student keyboard input. Typically, the system would be used to develop courses that train students how to use software systems, which are usually menu-based. Lessons would simulate a computer session, and allow students to enter input from the keyboard during the session.

The project was implemented in the C programming language. Various components of the system ran under the UNIX and MS-DOS operating systems.

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