ERIC Number: ED396729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Appropriate Media versus Multimedia.
Kistan, G. Chandru
Effective use of media and technology is a challenge and an opportunity for educators. The traditional educational paradigm presents a situation where educators provide instruction based on their knowledge and experience. The technology-based paradigm provides access to modern storage technologies at a student workstation, so that students can now access and manipulate information at a faster rate. The choice of teaching methods and media depends on the learning situation, the learner, subject, the educator, and the institution. Long term cost implications should be calculated to include the cost of production, hardware and software, and total hours per day the system can be utilized. The ASSURE model (B. B. Seels and R. C. Richey) has become a widely accepted guide to help educators plan for and implement the use of media. The steps in this model are: analyze learners; state objectives; select media and materials; utilize media and materials; require learner participation; and evaluate and revise. Educators and administrators need to be properly prepared to promote and manage technology that is useful to education. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Paradigm Shifts
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.