ERIC Number: ED235791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching and Learning via Interactive Satellite--A Janus View.
Since 1978, the University of Victoria has offered courses to students in British Columbia, using an interactive satellite delivery system. During that time both the system and the course design have become more sophisticated. Principles underlying program design include focusing on the learner and communication with learners, and basing televised segments on instructional rather than broader educational guidelines. Teaching and learning theories that guide the instructor are stressed as well as the usual principles of distance education course design. Student interaction is planned much more specifically than in a face-to-face classroom. Conclusions concerning communication via interactive satellite include the observation that interactions between instructor and student are more serious, deal with administration or course matters, are student controlled and non-continuous, and are based on the concept of the instructor as a content expert rather than on instructor personality or rapport with the class. Teaching via interactive satellite may require a re-examination of one's views of teaching and learning because of the frustration that can be created by a lack of sufficient knowledge of teaching, language, and communication theories, and because of the constraints imposed by the television medium. This report lists eight references. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Interactive Systems; University of Victoria (British Columbia)
Note: Best copy available. For related document, see ED 214 492.