ERIC Number: ED366810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-4
Home Improvement II (Using Television in Skill Development).
Titsworth, Tobie R.; Baum, James
The major negative factor to the full integration of televised instruction into the educational system has always been cost, either because of the initial investment or the time required to develop courseware. Resistance to change has always been and continues to be the greatest barrier to the use of all technologies in education. Countless studies have proven that students do just as well using the many variations of telecourses as they do taking the course in the traditional method. From the administrator's perspective, the keys to academically sound and productively effective use of television are as follows: (1) devise an overall strategic plan for reaching students using the best available means; (2) build the support system as the course progresses; (3) design the courses to be learner centered and teacher managed; and (4) maintain the personal touch. Some specific guidelines for preparing teachers to use video are the following: treat the course as unique and special; be a real, caring, genuine teacher; reveal oneself; be prepared; encourage student involvement and interaction; honor the student; recognize and prepare for differences in learning styles; and plan to ask how, why, what, or what if. A satellite called TELSTAR 401 launched in December 1993 will be used to broadcast educational opportunities nationwide and will force states and other agencies to rethink student policy. (Contains 13 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Television, Job Training, Program Development, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Telecourses, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Nashville, TN, December 4, 1993).