ERIC Number: ED366319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
Media Meets the Curriculum: Uses, Abuses, Historic Perspective, and the Potential of Emerging Technologies.
Green, Douglas W.
A brief overview is presented of the use of educational media by teachers and students, along with some opinions about use and misuse. Opinions are supported by results of a survey of 55 teachers from the Binghamton City School District (New York) and information from informal interviews of teachers, library media specialists, and students. Most teachers appear to use media to complement delivery of the curriculum. Some use it often, and others, seldom. Most videos in current use are more that 10 minutes in length, and there is interest among teachers in shorter versions for classroom use. Most teachers are interested in expanding their use of technology, and most would like more information about it. The use of videodisks is expanding as the use of conventional films is decreasing. Most teachers recognize that the nature of the media itself has an impact on the curriculum and that it can affect the intended message. Many teachers give students tasks to complete during media presentations, but most do not use presentation time for grading or planning themselves. Secondary school students seldom use media to fulfill course requirements, but most teachers are willing to accept such work, and some appear to encourage it. An appendix contains 3 tables and 14 bar graphs representing survey findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Multimedia Instruction, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Use Studies, Videodisks, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Binghamton City Schools NY; Teacher Surveys
Note: Paper prepared in partial fulfillment of course requirements at Binghamton University.