ERIC Number: ED027885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Media Instructional Programs.
Cohen, Arthur M.
Junior College Research Review, v3 n5 Jan 1969
Although there are many reports on the introduction of replicable media in junior college instruction, there is a lack of coordinated research on any particular form of instruction. This is a serious matter, for, without date on whether or not anyone has learned anything from one medium, the introduction of any other medium is necessarily based on criteria of little validity. Some observations, however, may clearly be made: (1) a lecture, even on television, is still only a lecture, not a new instructional method; (2) since programing has a powerful effect on the programer, if not on the student, it appears that teachers should write program; (3) a multi-sensory approach is an attempt to find out what has an effect on which student at what time and suggests avenues of possibly fruitful research. Although comparing effects of various media produces useful correlational studies, most needed is careful design of sequences using media in combinations that allow for maximum effect. There is also a need for more assessment of both long- and short-range instructional outcome. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.