ERIC Number: ED032774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Significant Difference: Final Report of the National Project for the Improvement of Televised Instruction, 1965-1968.
National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, DC.
A three-year National Project for the Improvement of Televised Instruction was devised to develop a plan for using instructional television (ITV) in education. The project placed major emphasis on learning efficiency and a systems approach and used two sources of continuing information: a National Seminar on Learning and Television and a Field Consultant Service. It was found that ITV was deprecated by educators and educational television broadcasters alike, that the use of ITV was spotty and optional, that emphasis in ITV productions was placed on teaching inputs rather than learning outputs, and that teachers were not aware of the use of educational technology in facilitating educational change. As a result of these findings, an inservice self-instructional course kit and problem-oriented workshops (on the societal, state, and individual urban school district levels) were devised to acquaint educators with the process of systematically analyzing objectives and problems in terms of the learner and to use educational technology to implement comprehensive educational change. In addition, a group of educators visited Samoa to examine the school systems there which operate on the basis of a systems approach and which use educational technology extensively. (SP)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Communications, Consultants, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Equipment Utilization, Film Production, Input Output Analysis, Secondary Education, Seminars, Systems Approach, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, DC.