ERIC Number: ED225536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Integration of Media Components for Successful Teleconferencing.
Hancock, Burton W.; And Others
For a teleconference to be successful, presentations need to be both interesting and educational. The integration of media components such as slide, overhead transparencies, videotapes, or handouts in an audio teleconference expands a single-channel presentation into a multi-sensory channel presentation. The selection and utilization of such media should be based upon instructional principles derived from research on human perception and human learning. Attention-gaining techniques can include the use of alerting sounds, light changes, or other sudden changes in the environment, and the design of instructional materials to emphasize important concepts. The organization or patterns of a message also play an important role in the processing of information; e.g. spatial arrangement or temporal ordering of message elements can facilitate perceptual groupings and reduce processing demands. The teleconference presenter also needs to be aware of learning strategies which affect retention of content, and organize the presentation so that the content is relevant, the learner understands the structure and organization of the presentation, and interactive techniques are used to involve the learner actively in the learning process. A variety of media components can be integrated into a teleconference presentation to enhance retention of the material presented. Nineteen references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Selective Attention; South Dakota
Note: For related documents, see IR 010 465 and IR 010 521-522. Published in: Parker, L. A., Ed. and Olgren, C., Ed. "Teleconferencing and Electronic Communication." Madison, University of Wisconsin, 1982.