Media Selection from the Teacher's Point of View

Media Selection from the Teacher's Point of View

Donatella Persico (Institute for Education Technology-National Research Council, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-953-3.ch019
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Abstract

Teachers, trainers, and educational designers often face the problem of choosing the most suitable media for achieving their educational purposes. To solve this problem, they need to take into account both the variables at play in the educational setting and the characteristics and potentialities of the media available. This chapter discusses the criteria for media choice, with particular attention to the point of view of the individual teacher who makes decisions on the basis of the educational strategies he or she deems most appropriate and, given that schools usually have limited resources, must favor techniques for material retrieval and reuse rather than new development.

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