ECT 300 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: What do we mean by a Learning Resource Centre?

CHAPTER 8

MANAGEMENT OF THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRES

8a i). Analyze the concept of a learning resource center.

8.3 Introduction and Definitions

A Learning Resource center is invariably referred to as Educational Media Centre, Multi Media Centre, Instructional Materials Centre, or Teachers Advisory Centre. It is a well-planned area housing materials and equipment for instructional use under the supervision of a competent person. This person is the Media resource specialist usually well versed in general education and educational materials.

A Learning Resource Center can also be said to be a storehouse of materials from which people can learn what they want to learn with a fair chance of doing it well. The purpose of the LRC is to improve instruction through service to teachers and students.

A Multi media center is a place for stimulating the active creation and use of resources including the production of homemade resources, selection/acquisition of resources, classification and indexing for easy retrieval, storage use, evaluation, and weeding.

 

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