ERIC Number: ED066004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Study of Television as an Educational Medium. Study Number One.
Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
In 1960, a series of four telecasts concerning guidance, four on art, and five on science were shown in elementary and secondary schools of Toronto, Canada. Each telecast was fifteen minutes long. They were evaluated by teachers and administrators on three counts: physical aspects for viewing the telecasts, effectiveness of the television presentation, and effect on learning. Among the results of an evaluation questionnaire are: the telecast portion of each lesson had a significant effect upon learning and retention; telecast portions of lessons stimulated pupil interest and motivated expanded activities; more than one presentation of each telecast is necessary for optimum effect on learning and retention; and telecast portions of lessons should be received by one class in a regular classroom setting. An experiment on closed circuit television showed that a black-and-white telecast is as effective as a color film presentation in facilitating learning. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Toronto)