ERIC Number: ED254212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Excellence Through Educational Technology: Some Prior Considerations. ERIC Digest.
This digest addresses issues that should be considered in proposing technological solutions to the problems of public education. Although the potential benefits of the widespread application of media to instruction are supported, emphasis is on the need to define technology as a technique of designing instruction, rather than the more common perception of technology as machine. This definition implies the interaction of individuals, materials, and machines, in a variety of instructional settings and employing a variety of instructional strategies. Three basic patterns of media utilization are identified--additive, integrated, and independent--that have different potential effects on the cost and effectiveness of education. Conclusions stress that the achievement of excellence through the use of media requires capital investment in tools to allow the application of the "techniques" of educational technology, a reorganization of the structure of teaching and learning, and the will to do it. Five references are listed. (LMM)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Media, Instructional Design, Public Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.