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ERIC Number: ED032206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 12
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Taking the Long View of Media and Machines.
Squire, James R.
Possibilities for greater technologically oriented education are explored. It is theoretically possible, if not economically feasible, to have computer classrooms producing individualized instruction for each child. In connection with technological media it is necessary to keep five ideas in mind. (1) Children today, subjected to many visual and audio experiences, are less print conscious than were children of previous generations. (2) Recent experience with varied instructional technology leads to less confidence that any medium or machine can bear the total instructional load in reading. (3) A trend is developing to design and produce materials through a systems approach, trying to identify the function of each medium and then to relate one to another. (4) Recently emphasis has shifted from attention to media as a teaching device to media as a learning device. (5) The long-range goal, to produce materials which will allow teachers to individualize instruction and to adapt to new methods, is slowly being realized. The problem meanwhile is to utilize what is available to the best purpose in the classroom. (MD)
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Note: Paper delivered at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.