ERIC Number: ED125624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Cooperative Sharing of Audiovisual Materials in Medical Schools; a Network Approach. Case Study 1.
National Medical Audiovisual Center of the National Library of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
The evolution of medical schools from their post-Renaissance Italian prototypes to present modern facilities has been marked by a variety of philosophies, methodologies, and pedagogical styles. Pressures to improve medical curriculum led to the educational media movement of the 1950's. By 1970, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) had established a committee to review audiovisual materials, and instruments to assess programs were developed. As a result, dissemination of teaching aids has been shown to significantly affect teaching style and program effectiveness. A survey of medical school faculty showed increased familiarity with media formats, but a significant decrease in the use of such units and in the value of the units to enhance student performance. Students also report reductions in use and value of some media types. Efforts continue to ensure that educational media will be used to improve medical education. This report provides a history of APGO involvement in educational media and summarizes APGO's research efforts on the effects of educational media. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Medical Audiovisual Center of the National Library of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.