ADAPT Program -- Accent on Developing Abstract Processes of Thought


Date of this Version

January 1985


Published in Videodisc and Optical Disk 5:1 (January-February 1985), pp. 37-51. Copyright 1985 Meckler Publishing.


Malone's suggestion of challenge, curiosity, and fantasy as the key aspects of instrinsic motivation for learning, based on his analyses of computer games, is used as a format for discussing four interactive videodisc lessons for general physics. The idea of challenging learning is expressed in the lessons based on the Physics and Automobile Collisions and Energy Tranformations Featuring the Bicycle videodiscs. Curiosity is especially evoked in the opening ballet scenes in the Studies In Motion videodisc. As part of a fantasy story line, students are asked to solve the puzzle of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse in a videodisc lesson with that title.