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ERIC Number: ED001337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 1
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HOW TO USE AND PROGRAM, A "POOR MAN'S" TV SET-UP.
DEVITA, NICHOLAS; AND OTHERS
A CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION HAS BEEN INSTALLED FOR $15,000 THAT REINFORCES AND EXPANDS THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM. TELEVISION IS USED IN MOST CLASSES ONLY ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH TO RELATE DIRECTLY TO WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT AT THE TIME, AND THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY THAT ALL TEACHING WILL EVENTUALLY BE DONE BY TELEVISION ALONE. THREE QUALIFICATIONS ARE REVIEWED BEFORE TELEVISING EACH PROGRAM-- IT MUST BRING IN OBJECTS OR PEOPLE NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE, IT MUST TEACH BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL METHODS, AND IT MUST SAVE TIME AND EFFORT, SCHEDULING PRESENTS NO PROBLEM, SINCE PROGRAMS ARE REPEATED AS OFTEN AS NECESSARY. STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO ASK QUESTIONS OF THE LECTURER. AFTER THE PROGRAM, THE TEACHER TAKES QUESTIONS AND PHONES THEM INTO THE STUDIO WHERE THEY ARE SCREENED AND CONSOLIDATED. PROGRAMS ARE LIMITED TO ONE CLASS PERIOD. ONE TELEVISED LESSON, ON HOW TO USE LIBRARY FACILITIES, REACHED 2,200 STUDENTS IN 2 DAYS. NORMALLY, THIS WOULD HAVE TAKEN MORE THAN A MONTH. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A SINGLE PERSON TO OPERATE AND TEACH AT THE SAME TIME. A 2-CAMERA TELECASTING CHAIN OF EQUIPMENT WITH A CONSOLE AND ONE STUDENT-OPERATED AND MANUALLY-FOCUSED CAMERA IS USED. BUILDINGS HAVE 12 TELEVISION SETS, WITH ONE IN THE STUDIO. CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION HAS HELPED TO BREAK THE MOLD OF STEREOTYPED CIRRICULUM. BOTH TEACHER AND PUPIL RESPONSE HAS BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC.
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