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ERIC Number: ED002736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Mar
Pages: 21
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LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES CENTER.
THARP, CHARLES D.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE INCEPTION, OBJECTIVES, OPERATION, EQUIPMENT, AND PERSONNEL OF THE LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IS GIVEN. FACULTY COMMITTEES WERE APPOINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TO WORK OUT THE PHILOSOPHY OF A NEW DIVISION WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY WHICH WOULD MEET THE PROBLEMS OF THE INADEQUACY OF CLASSROOM SPACE, THE NEED FOR BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENT TEACHING METHODS, THE FAILURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO UTILIZE ADEQUATELY TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES, AND THE NEED FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SPECIALISTS TO IDENTIFY WITH ACCEPTED EDUCATIONAL VALUES. THE OUTGROWTH OF FACULTY DELIBERATIONS WAS THE LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES CENTER. THE CENTER WAS BUILT IN AN OCTAGONAL SHAPE, EIGHT 300-SEAT CLASSROOMS WERE PLACED AROUND A CENTRAL CORE CONTAINING PROJECTION EQUIPMENT. WEDGE-SHAPED CLASSROOMS WERE DESIGNED TO ALLOW STUDENTS' EYES TO FOLLOW A NATURAL FOCUS TO THE APEX, WHERE THE PROJECTION SCREEN, THE LECTURER'S PODIUM, AND THE DEMONSTRATION TABLE WERE LOCATED. CLASSROOMS WERE EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST LIGHTING, PROJECTION FACILITIES, TEACHING AIDS, LANGUAGE TRANSLATION FACILITIES, ELECTRONIC POINTERS, AND AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS. THE DESIGN AND CONCENTRATION OF EQUIPMENT IN THE CENTER PROVIDED A CHALLENGE FOR THE SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS PLAGUING EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION. AN ELECTRONIC FEEDBACK SYSTEM WAS INSTITUTED TO AID IN RESEARCHING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MEDIUM. AN EASILY OPERATED AND CONCEALED RESPONSE STATION WAS INSTALLED AT EACH SEAL. CHART RECORDERS KEPT A PERMANENT RECORD OF CLASS RESPONSES FOR ANALYSIS AFTER A LECTURE. THE CHARTS WERE COMPARED WITH THE ORIGINAL LECTURE DELIVERY BY SIMULTANEOUS PLAYBACK WITH A RECORDED VIDEOTAPE. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE ASSOCIATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION (18TH, CHICAGO, MARCH 1963).
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Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Coral Gables); LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES CENTER