ERIC Number: ED042961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Teaching University Extension Classes by Tele-lecture.
Puzzuoli, David A.
After an overview of literature on tele-lecture models, a study was made of the applicability of teaching university extension courses by tele-lecture and electrowriter. At West Virginia University, courses in mining engineering and in modern mathematics were given to college classes (control group) and also, using tele-lecture and electrowriter, to extension classes in Beckley, 265 miles distant (experimental group). Comparative analysis of the achievement of the two groups, using the T-Test and F Ratio, showed that achievement by the extension classes was equal to, or significantly greater than, that of students in the on-campus classes. Analysis of extension student questionnaire responses, using the Mann-Whitney U Test, supported the thesis that success in tele-lecture teaching is greater when the professor limits continuous lecturing to 20-25 minutes, provides printed material, uses audiovisual techniques as a supplement, makes a number of personal visits (two or three) to the class, and bases the class on problem solving techniques. (The questionnaire is included.) (DM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Electromechanical Aids, Elementary School Teachers, Engineering, Extension Education, Industrial Personnel, Mathematics, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Telephone Instruction
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.
Identifiers: Mann Whitney U Test; West Virginia University