ERIC Number: ED036758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education by Means of Telephone.
Peterson, Bernadine H.
Using a graduate credit and a noncredit home economics course, this study of the University of Wisconsin Educational Telephone Network (ETN) investigated whether telephone instruction can be effective in adult education, and how adults would react to this medium of remote, off campus extension teaching. The graduate course was divided between an experimental group (telephone) and a control group (on campus, face to face instruction). The ETN noncredit seminar consisted of three two-hour sessions, one a week. Tentative evaluations led to these conclusions: (1) ways of handling telephone course content and format need to be identified and implemented; (2) participants and program lecturers need preparation for the mechanical aspect of such experiences; (3) certain types of individuals function better with articulated media than others do; (4) visual aids in telephone instruction enhance presentations and ease remoteness; (5) certain skills can be learned which enable persons to increase their effectiveness under telephone instruction; (6) telephone instruction is useful for persons scattered over wide geographical areas, and its use should be further refined, expanded, and evaluated. (author/ly)
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Identifiers: University of Wisconsin
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 27-28, 1970