Media Illustrating Media: A Mediagraphy

Compiled by Pamela M. Rose
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, v.2 no.1, Winter 1994:20-62.


Media technologies may augment and enhance the learning process by providing alternative modes of information delivery. The use of visual and auditory information in place of, or as an adjunct to traditional teaching methods may involve reluctant or difficult to reach students in the learning process. Ironically, the promotion of media is often accomplished through printed materials. There are few non-print programs describing the educational uses of media technology produced in comparison to the number of educational media productions that provide public, student, and patient education.

This mediagraphy was compiled for the educator who wishes to become more knowledgeable about how to incorporate media into their teaching style. The following list includes bibliographic information for selected media. For example, a videocassette program which illustrates the use of videos in teaching. I have also included a few selected programs which instruct the user in how to use a relevant media adjunct, such as a computer program or a video camera. Selection for inclusion was based on analysis of content through title, subject, and available annotations or reviews. Since techniques and applications may cut across all levels and disciplines, all audience levels are included. The rapidly changing nature of technology quickly dates many productions. Thus, only programs published between 1985-1993 inclusive were selected.

References are grouped into two major sections, each sequentially numbered within the sections: