ERIC Number: ED063795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
Television in Education: For Which Century?
Hilliard, Robert L.
Television has been used too much as a classroom aid--practitioners have been content to pervert the new media with old, harmful uses when the new media could be used to change education. If a medium can have as great an impact upon the communicant and the communicator as does the content conveyed, then the modern media are not just tools divorced from learning and teaching, but are part of the process. Teachers should be freed from functions which machines can perform, and students should be freed to devote time to their fulfillment as non-mechanized human beings. Education today, however, is set up to encourage competition so that students have little choice but to become mechanized storage and retrieval systems. Education itself must change to properly accommodate the effects of the new technology: mass communications should be a required curriculum, standardized testing should be abolished, each student should be provided for learning, independent study should be encouraged, and all student experiences and development should be part of education's responsibility. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented to the Department of Audio-Visual Instruction (now AECT) Annual Convention (Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 3, 1967)