ERIC Number: ED022378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Application and Operation of Audiovisual Equipment in Education.
Pula, Fred John
Interest in audiovisual aids in education has been increased by the shortage of classrooms and good teachers and by the modern predisposition toward learning by visual concepts. Effective utilization of audiovisual materials and equipment depends most importantly, on adequate preparation of the teacher in operating equipment and in coordinating audiovisual experiences with general teaching objectives. Nor can this be left to chance, but must be planned for in teacher-training. Basic to the case of audio equipment of all types is an understanding of the functions of the "pickup," the amplifier, and the loudspeaker parts of the equipment. Essential ingredients of visual aid equipment are lenses, light sources (generally projection lamps), and screens. In addition to the traditional types of audiovisual aids--slide and motion-picture projectors, phonographs and tape recorders--programed teaching machines have been successful where the teacher has understood the program and integrated it with other aids. Television and radio are also applicable in the classroom. While mastery over equipment is basic, so is the use of appropriate materials, many of which (e.g., diazo transparencies) can be produced in the classroom. Descriptions and operating instructions are given for each type of equipment. (JS)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Closed Circuit Television, Educational Equipment, Educational Planning, Educational Television, Electronic Classrooms, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Manufacturers, Equipment Utilization, Filmstrips, Instructional Films, Instructional Materials, Production Techniques, Programed Instruction, Projection Equipment, Scientific Concepts, Tape Recorders, Teacher Education, Transparencies
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. ($7.95).
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