• Directory of Internet terms
  • Interactive video (iv) — A system consisting of a computer connected to a 12-inch videodisc player, allowing the presentation of still images or video clips combined with some kind of interactivity, e.g. carrying out a set of exercises linked to the images or to the video clips. Very popular in the 1980s but now technically obsolete and replaced by integrated multimedia computers incorporating DVD or CD-ROM drives. One of the best known educational interactive videodiscs was the Domesday videodisc, created by the BBC in 1986 to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the creation of the original Domesday Book. Now the BBC has re-launched the Domesday project online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday. See CD-ROM, Digital Video Disc, Multimedia Personal Computer (MPC), Videodisc. See Section 1.2, Module 2.2, headed A brief history of multimedia.