ERIC Number: ED221159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Media in Instruction: 60 Years of Research.
Wilkinson, Gene L.
This review considers two major areas--research on educational media and research on school media centers (learning resource centers). Research reviewed in this report is limited to studies carried out in public school settings or that deal with issues of concern in public education. An introduction discusses the changing definition of instructional technology. More than half of the review is devoted to summarizing conclusions and discussing the history, directions, and limitations of research on educational media. The review emphasizes comparative media studies, focusing on motion pictures, television, still pictures, audio materials, programmed and computer-assisted instruction, multimedia instruction, and problems with comparative media studies. The economic evaluation of educational media and research on media attributes are also reviewed. Research on school media centers is divided into several topics for discussion: descriptive research, experimental research, media staffing studies, national standards for media programs, planning and evaluation of programs, and needed research. Finally, the paper briefly summarizes conclusions from media research reviews and ends with a 5-page list of references. (LMM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Media, Intermode Differences, Learning Resources Centers, Media Research, Programed Instruction, Research Needs, Research Problems
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.