ERIC Number: ED081673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Multimedia on Multimedia: Educational Environments.
Hurst, Michael E. Eliot; Hoskins, M.
An attempt to diversify the classroom experience at Simon Fraser University's Department of Geography has taken two thrusts: the large classroom integrative media use, and the student prepared multimedia "essay." The traditional lecture technique, which ignores the entire media revolution, is deplored. The first of two ways of conveying more meaning to the student through multimedia techniques involves an integrative experience, such as sound/slide or film presentations accompanying a lecture. The second way involves a freestanding sequence, an individual unit which makes a complete statement about some area of concern. At Simon Fraser, the students are encouraged to discover multimedia alternatives to the written essay through non-credit media workshops. The workshops cover the areas of graphic and sound arts, photography and videotape. The comprehensive introduction to audio-visual techniques gained in the workshops is applied to class projects which become part of the instructor's classroom presentation. The self-learning multimedia package is suggested as a future development to replace the lecture technique altogether. (KSM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Educational Media, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Mass Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Noncredit Courses, Program Descriptions, Student Developed Materials, Student Experience, Student Participation, Student Role, Workshops
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Note: Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference, April, 1973