ERIC Number: ED343176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Curricula, Teachers, and Instructional Video.
A survey examined: (1) the needs classroom teachers seek to fill with instructional video; (2) the design features best suited to meeting those needs; and (3) whether current productions possess such features and meet such needs. Ninety-seven instructors (out of 275) from eight Colorado high schools responded to the survey. Initial attitudes toward video's ability to teach students were positive. The teachers expected high ability students to use the technology in seeking learning, while average and low ability learners were seen as "entertainment seekers." Most respondents indicated a desire to use video to show real-life applications of classroom topics. They also rated the medium's ability to teach actual skills as a primary condition for its instructional use. Interestingly, while teachers ranked content organization and lesson design as more important than production features, they expressed more satisfaction with production features than the other two characteristics. Overall, teachers showed a mistrust of the medium's use for non-traditional purposes. Further research should examine teacher's views on video's ability to capture attention and teach, and the needs and use patterns of video by teachers of various subjects. Increasing teacher control over video may help students become as "media literate" as they are "computer literate." Thirteen tables of data and the survey questionnaire are appended. (58 references) (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado; Teacher Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (77th, Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 3, 1991).