ERIC Number: ED029493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Theory for the New Media in Education; Proceedings of a Work Conference to Study the Role of Scientific Theory in Developing and Applying Research on the New Media in Education. Educational Proceedings Series, Number 1. August 1968.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
A work-conference project which attempted to explore the possibilities of a theoretical basis for research in the new educational media is documented in this report. The background for the Conference on Theory for the New Media in Education is summarized in terms of papers circulated prior to the conference. The five conference working papers are extensions of these and deal with the structure and function of scientific theories; with the relevance of learning-behavior theory, communication theory, and social theory to the new media; and with the implications of theory for research and implementation. The first of two conference presentations analyze the micromolar approach to education, with particular attention to the learning of response speed. The second presentation suggests that although the conference objectives were practically oriented, theory development is needed for hypothesis production. The report concludes with the evaluative comments of seven groups of conference participants. The appendices include various documents used by the conference. (RP)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Behavior Theories, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Concept Formation, Conference Reports, Education, Educational Media, Educational Theories, Learning Theories, Mass Media, Media Research, Media Specialists, Models, Policy Formation, Research Methodology, Theories
Educational Publication Services, College of Education, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.