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ERIC Number: ED208726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Examples of Instructional Technology in Higher Education.
Hortin, John A.
College programs considered to be successful in their use of instructional technology are described. The definition of instructional technology used to judge the media programs is as follows: a systematic approach to improve learning through media management, educational program development, and learning resources. Programs include the following: the audiotutorial system developed by Postlethwait at Purdue University for teaching botany to freshmen; the PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) project at the University of Illinois; Philadelphia's Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital's use of surgical applications of television magnification; the Georgia Center for Continuing Education's eight-part television series "New Wrinkles on Retirement," field seminars for people contemplating retirement; the independent study program at the University of Minnesota; the Rochester Institute of Technology's individualized instructional program through television; the Community Learning Centre project's mailed videocassettes for communities in remote areas; audiocassette tapes at the Extension Services in Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Utah State University's use of the instructional design process to create six courses. The Postlethwait audiotutorial program contains a self-study packet composed of audiotapes, a laboratory workbook, specimens, experiemental equipment, slides, and films. Some of the areas of study that have been associated with the PLATO system are library science, geometry, electrical engineering, nursing, chemistry, algebra, computer programming, and foreign languages. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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