The introduction of a new technology within one discipline

Margaret Allan
1987 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
Many technologies that find their way into classrooms were not originally designed to meet educational needs, and their full educational potential is often obscured by lack of appropriate software. This was certainly the case about ten years ago when videocassette players began to appear in institutions involved in the teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL or EFL). This paper will address the theme Technology and Educational Practice through a description of a video materials
more » ... f a video materials development project with which I was associated, as producer, over a seven year period. It will also comment on the experience of making the transition from experimental materials development within one Language Centre to full-scale production for an international market.
doi:10.14742/ajet.2381 fatcat:2nmbkm5w7rh4zf2hhfekpenp2i