ERIC Number: ED389275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
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A Comparative Study of the Use of Video in American Higher Education and That in Chinese Higher Education.
This paper briefly compares the uses of video as a medium of instruction in higher education in the United States and China and makes tentative explanations from a sociocultural perspective of the differences between these countries in using this medium. Video has been used similarly in a number of ways in both countries, but the ways it is used and the frequency of use have been different. Video as a supplement to instruction is used more frequently in the United States than in China. In the United States it is also used more often to provide input for discussion or other kinds of further work, but in China it is used as an end in itself. The difference lies in the fact that the United States has more equipment and easier access. Chinese teaching still relies on the instructor's delivery, rather than video, and students still tend to feel that the instructor's delivery is superior to video use. To make video more important in Chinese higher education, it will be necessary to change perceptions about delivery as well as to improve access. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: China; United States
Note: Master's Research Paper, Northern Illinois University.