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This investigation of a decade of discussion on the uses of media for adult learning continues a collection of information that was initiated in September 1974 in an earlier bibliography. This report describes the methodology and search strategies employed in a comprehensive review of research on the applications of visual and digital technologies to adult learning and major related issues as reported in the literature from June 1982 through June 1992. A review of the ERIC database found 7,144 potential entries under the descriptor "Adult Education." Searching for descriptors related to educational technology and adult education indicated that technological terms were associated with adult education 4,716 times. Many connections were found for distance education and instructional design issues, but relatively few were found for the newer aspects of technology such as compact disc systems. This distribution suggests that the field may not be using or researching the newest and most potentially effective media. The review is intended to provide discussion points for adult education practitioners and theorists. (Contains 2 references.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Bibliographic Databases, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Literature Reviews, Multimedia Instruction, Online Searching, Optical Disks, Subject Index Terms, Technological Advancement, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy

Autor: Gueulette, David G.


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