A comparison of the impact of trained media specialists and untrained media personnel in junior colleges in the Republic of China

Shih-hao Lin, Florida International University

Abstract

From educational, communications, psychological, and technical points of view, the renovation of pedagogy in media education is based upon the promotion of "educational technology." The promotion of educational technology relies upon the appropriate availability and knowledge of different educational media made available by the trained media personnel.^ In the past three decades most of the junior colleges in Taiwan set up educational media centers to help students learn through the use of media which enables them to obtain optimum benefits in a short time. What are the roles the media personnel play in the media center? What responsibilities have they to bear in the center? What differences are there when a trained and untrained media personnel are presented in junior colleges media center in Taiwan? What do the trained and untrained media personnel feel toward the importance of each media service in the area of media center's administration, media production, specialized media duties, and the training of staff in media use? These are the questions addressed in this study.^ Through the study of the related literature and a survey conducted in the junior colleges in Taiwan, recommendations are offered to provide improvement of the services and training of media specialists in Taiwan that are appropriate for a changing work and environment. These recommendations are for media specialists to be formally trained to effectively serve the changing needs of school library media so as to make optimal use of media in the junior colleges. ^

Subject Area

Education, Community College|Education, Technology of|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Lin, Shih-hao, "A comparison of the impact of trained media specialists and untrained media personnel in junior colleges in the Republic of China" (1996). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI9733876.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI9733876

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