ERIC Number: ED039762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Technology and Continuing Medical Education.
Miller, George E.; Harless, William G.
How has continuing medical education fared under instructional technology? For this reappraisal, the authors review the use of tapes, slides and film, in the medical profession in the U.S. and in the British Isles; radio and telephone, television, programed instruction, and computers (in their three-fold functions as retrievers of information, consultant in the diagnostic process, and instrument of instruction). Medical educators, the authors conclude, have embraced instructional technology with enormous enthusiasm, but have not done it systematically, seeming to have replaced their customary spirit of inquiry with a spirit of faith. They have neglected the process of diagnosing their needs, following it up with a specific prescription to correct the diagnosed defect, and a careful observation to determine whether the intervention has been effective. (Author/GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905