ERIC Number: ED062834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Television Programming in the Biological Sciences: A Restructured Format. Final Report.
Keogh, Richard N.
Rhode Island College in Providence had a televised biology course from 1964 to 1967. The televised lectures were unrehearsed and delivered without visual aids. Student reaction was so unfavorable that the televised course was discontinued. For the 1968 school year, a series of 64 videotaped lectures were produced, each approximately 35 minutes in length; they were designed to fully exploit the visual advantages of the television medium. Abridged audio-video scripts for each lecture were made available to students so that no note taking would be required. After the televised lectures students spent 15 minutes with an "integration leader" who was supposed to answer questions and integrate course concepts. When students were questioned about the restructed course, it was found that their attitude toward televised biology instruction had shifted from disapproval to over 80% approval. In addition they liked the availability of scripts and the provision for interaction with the integration leader. (JY)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence.