ERIC Number: ED343571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Instructional Television (ITV) at a Glance.
Alaska Univ., Anchorage.
Instructional, or educational, television can be an effective instructional tool if lesson plans are developed that promote interactive viewing and involve the students in a variety of integrated learning activities. Teaching methods will influence the decision to use educational television as well as the ways in which television programming is utilized during lessons. Additionally, the roles and responsibilities of teachers and distance education coordinators play an important part in the effectiveness of television viewing. Advantages of educational television include increasing student motivation, focusing attention, illustrating major points, summarizing key concepts, presenting otherwise unavailable experts or resources, and adaptability to any setting. Limitations of educational television include the need for supporting instructional materials, programming designed to reach a mass audience, the passive nature of television viewing, and lack of interaction between students and teachers. Telecourses, which supplement video programs with textbook readings, examinations, assignments, faculty guides, and teleconference class meetings, are a viable method of distance education using educational television. This brief guide outlines factors to be considered when selecting and/or developing video programs and integrating them into the curriculum. Notes on teaching techniques that work well when using ITV are included throughout. In the concluding section the telecourse roles and responsibilities of the instructor, the distance education coordinator, and the facilitator are outlined. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage.
Note: For related guides, see IR 015 467-471.