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ERIC Number: ED030309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 35
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Survey of Literature on Instructional Television; Advantages and Disadvantages, Attitudes of Teachers and Students, Effectiveness of Televised Instruction.
Corcoran, John S.
Instructional television is most useful when its educational objective is to impart knowledge of small, close-up, distant, or unusual objects, and past or live events; when an orientation or lecture demonstration is used with regular instruction; when immediate playback is desired; when not enough competent teachers are available for the number of students involved; or when the training of "novices" and others (inservice training) in new skills cannot be done on an individual basis. Several limitations on television as an instructional tool are found; one is that unless a special talk-back system is set up, ITV is an impersonal, one-way communication device--a major criticism from teachers and students alike. More teachers are favorable than not to ITV, but only after they have used it. Elementary teachers tend to be more favorable than teachers in higher grades. Students' attitudes depend more on interest and expectations, quality of teaching, and viewing conditions, than on grade level. There is no significant difference between students' achievement in ITV classes and that in regular classes. (Author/GO)
School of Journalism, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403
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Note: Thesis presented to The School of Journalism, University of Oregon, Spring 1969