ERIC Number: ED076058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Alternative Instructional Media: A Survey.
Jamison, Dean; And Others
The results of research on the effectiveness of four alternative instructional media are reviewed: traditional classroom instruction, instructional radio, instructional television, programed instruction, and computer-assisted instruction (CAI). It was concluded that students learn effectively from all these media; relatively few studies indicate significant differences between media in effectiveness. Future research should focus on four areas: 1) determine if programed instruction and CAI can be shown to save instructional time over a longer period and with a higher percentage of students; 2) investigate long-term effects of instructional technologies on students' motivations; 3) investigate the long-term effects of the individualization and privacy made possible by some of the technologies; and 4) future investigations should consider more imaginative uses of new technologies instead of using technology to provide a simulation of some traditional method. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Council for Science and Technology, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.