ERIC Number: ED123763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Use of Instructional Media in the Schools. NAESP School Leadership Digest Second Series, Number 10. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 25.
The term "media," as employed here, refers to printed and audiovisual forms of communication and their accompanying technology. A representative list of printed materials might include books, periodicals, catalogs, and printed programmed materials. Audiovisual materials include films and filmstrips, recordings, slides, graphic materials, transparencies, videotapes, and dial access programs. Media programs are growing in importance because of the role of media in human communication and of the pivotal role of media in individualized instructional programs. The computer is one form of media that offers the greatest promise for facilitating all types of individualized instruction and, as such, is representative of the range of roles that instructional media can play. The use of computers, like all media, is determined by its cost and other problems such as the state of technology and institutional rigidity. As its function changes, the school library is increasingly referred to as the instructional media (or materials) center (IMC). An effective IMC must be designed properly, run by a media specialist, and supported by trained teachers and knowledgeable principals. It must also have its rightful place in the school budget. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Learning Resources Centers, Principals, Program Budgeting, Teacher Education
National Association of elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.