ERIC Number: ED238414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effectiveness of the Instructional Systems Laboratory.
Philipson, Will D.; Chan-Tam, Pik Wai
A survey examined perception and use of the services of the Instructional Systems Laboratory (ISL) by the faculty of the University of Minnesota's College of Education. The questionnaire, mailed to all College of Education faculty members, emphasized faculty perception of instructional systems in the following areas: (1) instructional commitment: provision for service, service quality, provision for technology, and financing program; (2) instructional systems: consulting, staffing, planning/design, and use; (3) ISL: accessibility, staff involvement, information dissemination, technology availability, storage and retrieval, equipment maintenance, and production; (4) facilities: physical plant adequacy, environment, furnishing, and availability; and (5) user participation and skills. Based on a 42.9% return rate, results indicate that faculty members did not know enough about ISL to utilize it effectively. The majority of responding faculty members (83.5 percent) use AV equipment to facilitate instruction, though only 58.2% utilized ISL-supplied equipment. Recommended actions to improve ISL contributions include establishment of new goals and objectives, a faculty advisory committee, and a formal plan for interuniversity communication. Recommendations are also provided for programed budgeting, instructional development, administrative adjustments, professional development, and funding. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Minnesota
Note: Paper presented at the Seminar on Instructional Technology and Annual Minnesota Media Conference (Minneapolis, MN, May 1983).