ERIC Number: ED390471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Visions Management: Effective Teaching through Technology.
Larson, Robert W.
In making effective use of technology, instructors must face several challenges, such as deciding which technology is really necessary for effective teaching and working with limited department budgets. In addressing these issues, faculty should be aware of three major trends in communications technology: miniaturization of the media of communication, the multiplication of electronic delivery, and the convergence of media delivery systems. One important delivery system is interactive video, providing students with visual instructional materials, while requiring them to interact with presentations. Students using interactive video learn faster, with instruction taking from 30% to 35% less time than with other methods, and retain the information longer. Video discs can hold more information than video tapes and allow the instructor to call up any particular frame or vary the speed. In addition, instructors can easily and inexpensively create individualized instructional programs by using one of the authoring tools on the market. Twelve ways to become better "visions-oriented" are listed including: instructors, faculty should keep up-to-date on new technologies, build personal libraries of images and sounds that might be used in instruction, contact their institution's multi-media departments for available equipment or consider budgeting personal funds for interactive equipment, and seek excellence rather than perfection in dealing with the visual arts. Contains 18 references. (TGI)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Equipment, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Optical Data Disks, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Video Equipment, Videodisks
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Successful College Teaching (18th, Orlando, Florida, February 26-28, 1994); see JC 960 033.