ERIC Number: ED158802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Community Junior College and Instructional Television.
Stalcup, Robert J.; Hall, Richard S.
The rapid growth in the educational usage of television in community and junior colleges has gone on largely unnoticed by a surprising number of faculty and administrators, despite the fact that two-year colleges are more likely candidates for its usage than four-year institutions. This is due to the heavy commitment which community colleges make to developing manipulative skills that lend themselves to visual presentation. Continuing growth in community college occupational programs will further substantiate the need for instructional television (ITV). Although the effectiveness of educational television (ETV) has been examined and disputed for over 40 years, ETV (the educational broadcasting sector) and ITV (the closed circuit sector) are worth the necessary investment of time and money for educational institutions that have a receptive faculty and student body, and can develop instructional programs to meet existing curricular needs and expand ITV capabilities. Nonetheless, before involving itself with these modes of instruction, an institution must consider compatability between college goals and objectives and televised instruction; administrative, faculty, and student needs for ETV; whether adequate long-term fiscal support for the program can be assured; whether the faculty will support ETV use; and if ready-made tapes are available or will have to be home-produced. A bibliography is included. (TR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Broadcast Television, Closed Circuit Television, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Reaction, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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