ERIC Number: ED234738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Two-Way Telecommunications: A Viable Technology for Rural Instruction?
Hartz, Roger L.
Project CIRCUIT (Curriculum Improvement Resulting from Creative Utilization of Instructional Two-Way Television), a two-way interactive video and audio system serving the schools of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, was evaluated in its second year through interviews with teachers, students, administrators, and the project director, and examination of project records and media coverage. Using the facilities and equipment of the earlier Trempealeau County-Kellog project, CIRCUIT provided two-way interactive instruction among the eight schools of the county. Recommendations made on the basis of the evaluation findings include the following: (1) the level of cooperation among the eight schools should be increased; (2) proper facilities for two-way televised instruction should be provided within each school; (3) a means for distributing paper materials among the schools should be developed; (4) electronic devices should be installed so the schools can selectively scramble transmissions; (5) teachers' organizations should become involved in the development of uniform policies for job security and compensation; (6) continued research should be encouraged; (7) audio and video transmission quality should be closely monitored; and (8) greater attention should be given to training teachers in the use of the system. Four references are cited in this report. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interactive Systems; Project CIRCUIT; Two Way Television
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).