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ERIC Number: ED042439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 9
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Educational Communications Media in the Illinois Junior Colleges.
Butler, Ralph; Starkey, John
This 9-item questionnaire surveyed past, present, and projected media use in the Illinois junior colleges. Data were provided by the audio-visual or learning resources director of each responding institution. Some of the more important findings follow. In the past, opaque projectors (58 per cent), silent filmstrip projectors (46 per cent), phonographs (46 per cent), audiotape recorders (35 per cent), and 16mm projectors (31 per cent) were the five items used by most responding institutions. Similarly, charts and maps (73 per cent), phonographs (65 per cent), 16mm projectors (65 per cent), overhead projectors (62 per cent), and silent filmstrip projectors (62 per cent) are most widely used at present. The greatest future emphasis will be on closed-circuit television (85 per cent), dial-access television (65 per cent), audio-tutorial methods (61 per cent), computer-based teaching terminals (58 per cent), and educational television broadcasts (50 per cent). Half the respondents indicate that adequate facilities (comfort, decor, equipment, functionality, and space) are not presently available for multi-media presentation in classrooms, though a like number feel that the media themselves are available. None of the quipment mentioned among the top five in past or present use is mentioned in future needs. Finally, closed-circuit television appears to have the most promising applications in the near future. [Because of marginal reproducibility of original, this document is not available in hard copy.] (JO)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois