ERIC Number: ED210526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Extension Energy Tips: Telecassette Energy Information System. A Pilot Study.
Sheffield, Cynthia L.; Farrington, William S.
The University of Florida Agricultural and Extension Education Department and the Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Service collaborated to conduct a pilot project utilizing a telecassette system to disseminate energy information. A statewide survey was administered to Florida county extension directors to identify the most frequently asked energy questions. After analyzing the survey results and selecting 100 topics for use in the project, researchers developed scripts and taped messages ranging in length from 15 seconds to 3 minutes and 45 seconds. These were incorporated into a telecassette Energy Extension Tips Service that was made available through the Sarasota County Extension office. In order to evaluate the system, project-developed evaluation surveys were administered to users of the system and to a random sample of the general public of Sarasota County. The surveys revealed the following facts: 80 percent of the general public contacted were unaware of the existence of the extension energy tips service and 98 percent of the users were very satisfied with the quality of the service and said they would use it again. Included in appendixes are references used to develop the scripts, the telecassette program management system, and the tape scripts. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Conservation Education, County Programs, Energy Conservation, Extension Education, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Magnetic Tape Cassettes, Material Development, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, State Surveys, Telephone Communications Systems, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.; Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Service, FL.
Identifiers: Energy Extension Tips Service; Florida (Sarasota County); University of Florida