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ERIC Number: ED012374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 173
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Reference Count: 0
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IMPLEMENTATION OF RESEARCH STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEWER MEDIA.
EBOCH, SIDNEY C.
A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, KNOWN AS "PROJECT DISCOVERY," WAS CREATED AND OPERATED BY FOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SEVERAL PARTICIPATING COMMERCIAL AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS. THE PURPOSE OF THE DEMONSTRATION WAS TO CREATE SINGLE-BUILDING AUDIOVISUAL FACILITIES WHICH WOULD ELIMINATE MOST OF THE LOGISTICAL AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MOTION PICTURES AND FILMSTRIPS IN CLASSROOMS. IN EACH BUILDING, EVERY CLASSROOM WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC-THREADING MOTION PICTURE PROJECTOR, AND AN AUTOMATIC-THREADING FILMSTRIP PROJECTOR, A PROJECTOR CART, A PROJECTION SCREEN, ROOM-LIGHT CONTROLS, AND ELECTRICAL MODIFICATIONS AS NECESSARY. IN EACH BUILDING, A GENERAL LIBRARY OF APPROXIMATELY 500 FILMS AND APPROXIMATELY 750 FILMSTRIPS WAS PLACED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE 20 TO 30 TEACHERS IN THE BUILDING. TEACHERS WERE FREE TO USE THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT IN THE MANNER AND AMOUNT OF THEIR CHOICE. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT WERE ACHIEVED IN THAT ALMOST ALL TEACHERS IN ALL SCHOOLS WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND USE THE MEDIA LIBRARY AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE IN EACH BUILDING. SOME DIFFICULTIES WERE FOUND IN ESTABLISHING THE MEDIA LIBRARY AND IN PROVIDING SUFFICIENT INFORMATION SERVICE RELATED TO THE MEDIA COLLECTION. POSITIVE BENEFITS FROM THE PROJECT WERE FOUND IN EFFECTS ON CURRICULUM, ON STUDENTS, AND ON SCHOOL MORALE. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; PROJECT DISCOVERY