ERIC Number: ED207508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Community College Study of Media Utilization and Instructional Methodologies Used in Science Courses and Related Areas: A National Study.
Oxford, Jacqulinn F.; Moore, David M.
This study was undertaken to determine if instructors in community colleges in the United States are as innovative as has been perceived in some quarters. The data used for the study were originally collected by Cohen in a 1978 nationwide survey of science and science-related courses in two-year colleges to obtain information about the curriculum, instructional practices, and course practices. Teaching methods and approaches were ascertained from a random one-thirtieth of the science instructors in the sample of 175 community colleges. The results reveal that the instructional methodology used in the largest number of course/sections in the areas surveyed is the lecture. Other findings indicated that geographic region does not seem to affect media utilization, the availability of media facilities/assistance did not seem to be a determiner of media development, and that instructional media are viewed as supplemental tools rather than as instructional methodology. Six references are listed. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Philadelphia, PA, April 6-10, 1981). Not available separately: see IR 009 554.