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ERIC Number: ED002503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Oct
Pages: 30
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INSTRUCTION-CENTERED TELEVISION AT THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, A DESCRIPTION AND PRELIMINARY REPORT.
HANEY, JOHN B.
THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY, INSTRUCTIONAL, CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEM CENTERS ON THE INSTRUCTOR. HIS TEACHING DESK CONSISTS OF THREE PARTS--(1) A LARGE FLAT SURFACE WITH A TURNTABLE FOR ROTATING WRITING SURFACES AND VISUAL MATERIALS, (2) A SLANTED SHELF FOR HOLDING LECTURE NOTES WITH TWO, 8-INCH TELEVISION CONTROL PANEL FORWARD AND BELOW IT, AND (3) A SMALLER FLAT SURFACE FOR HOLDING BOOKS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. VARIOUS TYPES OF VISUAL MATERIALS CAN BE PLACED ON THE TURNTABLE, ALLOWING THE INSTRUCTOR TO SHOW DIAGRAMS, CHARTS, PICTURES, AND TEXTS WITHOUT HAVING THEM MADE INTO SLIDES OR TRANSPARENCIES. AN OVERHEAD PICKUP CAMERA IS ALSO USED. DURING HIS TELEVISED PRESENTATION, THE INSTRUCTOR MAY SHOW SHORT CONCEPT FILMS AND PORTIONS OF LONG FILMS WHICH WOULD BE IMPRACTICAL IN A REGULAR CLASSROOM SITUATION. ADVANTAGES OF THE INSTRUCTOR-CENTERED TELEVISION SYSTEM ARE THAT THE "BREAK-EVEN" POINT IN COST IS REDUCED TO ABOUT 48 STUDENTS AND THAT THE INSTRUCTOR RETAINS ALL OF HIS TRADITIONAL PREROGATIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. ELEMENTS OF INSTRUCTION INCLUDE (1) THE SELECTION, ORGANIZATION, AND PRESENTATION OF MATERIALS, AND (2) THE DIRECTION OF STUDENT ACTIVITY TO FACILITATE LEARNING. TELEVISION, WHILE AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF INFORMATION PRESENTATION, IS NOT THE TOTAL MEANS OF INSTRUCTION. THE USE OF TELEVISION WITH THE CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION SYSTEM ALLOWS THE INSTRUCTOR TO PROGRAM HIS MATERIAL TO INCLUDE QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS. STUDENT RESPONSES MAY BE EITHER WRITTEN OR ORAL AND MAY BE ELECTRONICALLY RECORDED FOR AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING. EQUIPMENT INFORMATION, ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED ABOUT THE SYSTEM, AND A SPECIMEN PROGRAM ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.
Identifiers: Air Force Academy CO; Colorado (Colorado Springs)