Educational Technology — Boon or Bane?

Fritz, John
March 1961
Education Digest;Mar1961, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p8
The article discusses the developments in the educational role of such media as film and television and to assess the likelihood that they will lead to substantial gains in learning and achievement in schools. The impact of experimental projects of conspicuous magnitude may camouflage the need for a reappraisal of fundamental learning objectives and outcomes that guide the selection of teaching methods in instruction. Thus, despite the application of huge technical and financial resources, current adaptations of technology to education give but little promise of promoting student learning much beyond the prevailing level of inadequate educational accomplishments.


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