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Communication and Nursing Education by Anurag Bhai Patidar

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Chapter 8

Educational Media

1. INTRODUCTION

Audio-visual (AV) aids, or instructional aids, or audio-visual media, communication technology, educational or instructional media, and learning resources are synonymous terms. Earlier, the term used was audio-visual aids; with the advancement in the means of communication and that of technology, educators coined these new terms. The use of newer terms “educational technology” or “instructional technology” is primarily due to the dynamic expansion of programmed learning, computer assisted instruction (CAI) and educational television. Research effectiveness of AV aids in teaching–learning has been researched extensively and findings suggest that learning is directly proportional to the number of senses ...

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