Interactive Video and Interactive Television


Interactive video is a term that has been around a long time. Since the development of the laser disc in the early 1980s, corporate training centers have combined computer menuing systems with random access laser discs to provide video responses to data entered into computer systems either by individual participants or by representatives of those participants.

In the Final Flurry exercise, the instructors played the latter role. Their computer systems allowed them to send data and digitized video clips directly to participants’ laptop computers, but it also provided control of laser disc players that presented video segments on a large television screen at the front of the room. ...

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