ERIC Number: ED110075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Video Tapes for the Humanities.
Enstam, Elizabeth York
Dallas Baptist College (DBC) produced four videotapes for use in its freshman humanities course: The Heritage of Western Man. The videotapes were modeled on television documentaries, and included study guides with a student response and feedback mechanism. Under this system, class time can be devoted to discussion and analysis. Media cannot totally replace reading in the humanities classroom, nor can it develop critical thinking. But the videotapes are effective in conveying factual information and have allowed poor readers to enroll in the humanities course simultaneously with their special reading courses. While many good commercial materials are available, only locally produced media can really be integrated into a specific teaching situation. Because of the cost and production time involved, it is advisable to produce videotapes which are interdisciplinary in subject and useful in several courses. Cooperation between faculty and the video production staff is essential to insure high quality content and an effective presentation. At DBC, the use of electronic media has not precluded interest in or use of books by students. It has been found, rather, that the two forms can be combined in a number of interesting ways to achieve the goals of the humanities. (SL)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Audiovisual Instruction, Costs, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Media, Feedback, Film Production, Group Instruction, Higher Education, History Instruction, Humanities Instruction, Independent Study, Instructional Films, Reading Difficulties, Student Characteristics, Teacher Developed Materials, Videotape Recordings, Western Civilization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Graduate Education and Research of North Texas.
Authoring Institution: Dallas Baptist Coll., TX.