ERIC Number: ED308814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Singer as Iconoclast: Six Arguments about the Use of Video Disk for Teaching.
Clark, Richard E.
This paper poses and generates the answers to six questions about the use of newer media in education and the areas of disagreement that seem to recur as new media become available for teaching. Cast in the context of videodisks, those questions ask whether: (1) videodisk technology is more effective than traditional media in promoting learning; (2) the visual nature of videodisk promotes more creative thinking by students; (3) media like videodisk, which present information in a more realistic way, enhance student learning; (4) students are more motivated to learn from newer media like videodisk than from more traditional media; (5) media like videodisk increase the freedom of instructional choice by students; and (6) videodisks are less expensive than teachers for some types of instruction. A brief discussion of the possibilities of using educational media to solve some of the problems of developing nations concludes the paper. (CGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, February 1-5, 1989). For the complete proceedings, see IR 013 865. For related papers, see IR 013 873-878.