ERIC Number: ED196471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching History with Media: A Case Study.
Although research has demonstrated that the well-planned use of audio-visual (AV) media enhances student learning, classroom use of media is usually confined to sporadic, individual presentations which serve only as an auxiliary to the lecture and which are too often regarded by the student as entertainment. To realize the potential of AV media and to combat the distraction encountered when they are used only periodically, instructors should design Learning Media Systems, in which media modules are consistently used in tandem with conventional methods. This integration of media in the learning process, in addition to being cost effective, can help convey thoughts that are too cumbersome for words and can foster student interest and commitment to study. Such systems have been created for United States and Western Civilization courses offered at Anne Arundel Community College. Each presentation includes slides of contemporary pictures with appropriate quotes to give the student an opportunity to interpret the media presentation for him/herself. The use of these presentations has shown that media, used in concert with traditional lectures, can broaden the range of perceptions and associations that the learner gains in the classroom. This program description is appended by an outline of a slide module entitled "The American Image," which identifies the subject of the slides, quotes and background materials used. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anne Arundel Community Coll., Arnold, MD.