ERIC Number: ED200767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Anik-B Interactive Instructional Television Project, October 1, 1979-May 31, 1980. Report Number Four. Evaluation Perspectives: A Methodological and Historical Review of the IITV Evaluation.
Sharpe, Mal; And Others
The Anik-B project is part of the two-year communications experiments for which the Anik-B satellite is being used. The project was designed to explore the possibilities of using Interactive Instructional Television (IITV) to provide distance postsecondary education for people living in widely scattered and sometimes inaccessible areas of British Columbia. The project proved to be both educationally feasible and acceptable to the people. This Evaluation Perpectives report, the fourth of six reports stemming from the project, deals with the historical review of the IITV project, concentrating on an orderly examination of the findings contained in the various submissions collected by the project administrators. The report undertakes to (1) review the objectives, history, and scope of British Columbia Institute of Technology's IITV evaluation; (2) classify, summarize, and assess the evaluative statements that have been collected; (3) specify IITV problems which, on the basis of the evaluation, appear to require further study; and (4) identify evaluation problems connected with studies of this nature. In general, the data suggest that the experiment encountered enthusiasm for IITV in general, but not for the time, staffing, budget, and programing guidelines imposed on the pilot project. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communications Satellites, Educational Television, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, Telecourses, Television, Television Research
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Distance Education Department, 3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5G 3H2 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, British Columbia.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Inst. of Technology, Burnaby.
Identifiers: Anik B Interactive Instructional TV Project; British Columbia; Distance Education
Note: For related documents see CE 028 547-548.