ERIC Number: ED048741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Selection of Appropriate Communication Media for Instruction: A Guide for Designers of Air Force Technical Training Programs.
Communication media are defined as systems that transmit messages for larger user systems which serve such purposes as instruction, information, entertainment, or propaganda dissemination. The report describes and discusses the uses of all types of communication media in instruction. Eleven uses for communication in instruction are described together with their requirements in terms of communication media, equipment configurations, and program content. Examples of these uses include motivating the learner, directing learner activities, and evaluating learner progress and program effectiveness. The selection of appropriate media for each of these uses is discussed, and criteria are given for determining the need for various system capabilities in illustrative instructional situations. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Equipment Utilization, Facsimile Transmission, Guides, Information Theory, Instructional Design, Microforms, Selection, Tape Recordings, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Systems, Television, Videotape Recordings
Communications Department, Rand, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Systems Command, L.G. Hanscom Field, MA. Electronic Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.