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ERIC Number: ED064670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 22
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Instructional Technology and Reading: Progress, Problems, and Promise.
Smith, Nila Banton
As the invention of the wheel played a large role in the technological advancement of transportation, so many new teaching devices have played an important role in the technological advancement of reading instruction. Though the spread of technology was initially slow, it now offers many instructional aids (e.g., tapes, records, television, computers, and other teaching machines) in reading usage. The systems approach brought about large scale computer experiments and computers are now widely used in schools' reading programs. Educational television programs (e.g., Sesame Street and the Electric Company) have been very successful in the teaching of reading. Audiovisual aids and other multimedia devices are commonly found in reading instruction. These recent innovations, nevertheless, have many impediments to their gradual acceptance and usage: cost, resistance to change, and dehumanization factors. However, reducing cost through the use of minicomputers, increasing funds for educational technology, cable television, and disseminating multimedia products can help minimize these problems. The reading teacher, too, must become technologically oriented to assist and counsel students in the use of these instruments. With the efforts of the teachers and the use of these new instructional devices, strides can be made in reading instruction. (HS)
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Note: Speech given at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Assn. (17th, Detroit, May 10-13, 1972)