ERIC Number: ED223214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Teleconference Experience on the Type of Concerns Expressed by Teleconference Participants.
Chute, Alan G.; And Others
The effects of teleconference experiences on the types of concerns expressed by teleconference participants after their initial experiences with the medium were examined using a concerns-based adoption model, which allows researchers to assess changes in levels of concerns expressed by individuals as they become more familiar with an innovation. The South Dakota Medical Information Exchange (SDMIX) studied the utilization of administrative teleconferencing by the state's Alcohol Person Power Project staff. Pre- and post-conferencing questionnaires were used to assess change, and results showed that levels of concern changed after a single exposure to teleconferencing, although not everyone changed. SDMIX conducted another study investigating the effects of a teleconference workshop experience on participants' concerns. The workshop provided information on teleconference presentation design and allowed the development and evaluation of teleconference programs. Levels of concern changed after workshop participation, away from the information and personal levels towards the management and consequence levels. Data tables and 21 references are provided. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AECT Research and Theory Division Meeting; Concerns Based Adoption Model; South Dakota; User Needs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Research and Theory Division (Dallas, TX, May 1982). For other papers, see IR 010 442-487.