ERIC Number: ED246890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
Video as a Medium for Sharing Experience. Opportunities to Learn No. 1.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.
Satellite telecasts and videotape are discussed in this two-part paper, which is based on the preliminary experiences of Project BEST (Basic Education Skills through Technology), a dissemination project for communicating about the use of technology in teaching basic skills, and providing functional experience with new information communication technologies. The first section covers the project's experiences with conducting three satellite teleconferences, which were originally designed as work sessions to involve project staff and state team members in the development of video modules and other awareness/training materials. Problems in the perception of the medium as a presentation medium rather than a communication medium are discussed, and some general thoughts, perceptions, and rules-of-thumb about video teleconferences are offered. The second section discusses videotape as an "experience-linker" and describes the development of videotaped materials for state use with local schools. These videotapes would document the key experiences of school practitioners who have been using microcomputers effectively in basic skills education. Observations in this section focus on what the viewer brings to the viewing experience, capturing and portraying the multidimensions of reality, and unanticipated consequences. Issues related to holding viewers' attention are also examined. (LMM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communications Satellites, Design Requirements, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination, Microcomputers, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Teleconferencing, Television Research, Television Viewing, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.