ERIC Number: ED124156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Policy for Instructional Video.
Lipson, Joseph I.
An examination of the general uses of video in instruction helps to formulate appropriate policy for maximizing video production and use. Wide use of instructional television makes advanced knowledge more usable and increases public awareness of new discoveries, reduces the time lag between conception and application of ideas which change society, and improves the image of higher education by becoming a resource to faculties. Improvements in instruction from video will have an impact on teaching standards, and the widescale use of video may be significant in countries where teachers are scarce. A model for instructional video supports the following recommendations for policy: (1) funding for course development should be drawn from the segments of society most likely to benefit from the product; (2) five year funding is necessary at a level that would maximize creativity and productivity; (3) six regional course development centers should be established; (4) coordination should be developed among the production centers; (5) academic review of the courses should be encouraged; (6) institutions should award credit for students in video courses who pass national achievement tests; and (7) incentive should be created for institutions to participate in the offering of courses. (HAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Telecommunications Policy Research (Airlie, Virginia, April 21-24, 1976)