ERIC Number: ED544100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: N/A
Language Laboratory Facilities: Technical Guide for the Selection, Purchase, Use, and Maintenance. New Media for Instruction, 4. Bulletin, 1963, No. 37. OE-21024
Hayes, Alfred S.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
During the past fifteen years, educators and electronics specialists have been experimenting with language facilities, usually by modifying equipment components which were originally designed for other purposes. The rapid growth, wide diversity, and newness of these electronic aids to language learning have created the need for a study of the most effective systems of such equipment and their related technical specifications. To meet this need, the U.S. Office of Education initiated a contract, under Title VII of the National Defense Act, with the Electronic Industries Association for the preparation of this Technical Guide. The report contents include: (1) What Is a Language Laboratory?; (2) Why a Language Laboratory?; (3) Planning for a Language Laboratory; (4) Language-Laboratory Systems; (5) Purchasing a Language Laboratory: General and Specific Technical Specifications, including technical language, what must be specified, distortion and noise, general system specifications, and other topics; (6) Testing the Language Laboratory; and (7) Servicing and Maintaining the Language Laboratory. This publication sets forth conclusions reached by representatives of education and the electronics industry concerning many pedagogical and technical matters which affect the ultimate consumer--the student of modern foreign languages. Appended is a sample procurement specification. (Contains 89 footnotes and 23 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Guides, Language Laboratories, Educational Technology, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities Design, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Maintenance, Audio Equipment, Second Language Instruction, Audiovisual Aids, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Industry, Electronics, Selection Criteria, Programmed Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Acoustics, Purchasing, School Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act