ERIC Number: ED238407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Instructional Strategies Used with Two-Way Television.
Denton, Jon J.; And Others
Classroom observation data were collected from 32 presentations by 7 professors in the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University over the course of 9 months for a study of the potential of two-way television as an instructional medium. Half of the observations were made from two-way television mediated lessons transmitted from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, Texas, to College Station, Texas, while the remaining presentations were made in a traditional manner with the professor present in the classroom. A classroom observation system based partly on Gagne and Briggs' events of instruction was developed to obtain low-inference data regarding instructional strategies used during classroom presentations. Cognitive achievement data associated with the course, Measurements in Medicine, were collected and analyzed with respect to the instructional delivery method and were compared with parallel data from students in a previous class who had received traditional instruction. Results indicated that similar instructional strategies were used by the professors regardless of the presentation mode, and that achievement was at least as high on materials presented over two-way television as they were on material presented with the professor present in the classroom. Seven references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Two Way Television
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1984).