ERIC Number: ED328225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Distance Learning in North Dakota: A Cross-Technology Study of the Schools, Administrators, Coordinators, Instructors, and Students. Two-Way Interactive Television, AudioGraphic Tele-Learning, [and] Instruction by Satellite.
Hobbs, Vicki M.
In 1990 a comparative analysis was conducted of North Dakota student achievement across three forms of distance education: instruction by satellite, audiographic tele-learning, and two way interactive educational television. Based in part on the 1988 study of a German by Satellite program in Missouri and North Dakota, this study mailed questionnaires to the administrator of each school, program coordinators, each student enrolled in distance education courses, and remote instructors. Responses provided information from each group as follows: (1) administrators--the history of their distance learning project, costs in project implementation, administrator, school, and community attitudes toward the project, future of distance learning in their schools, and information for each student on grade point averages, motivation, and course grades; (2) coordinators--how the distance education courses were implemented in each school, what components were built into the program, and the coordinators' role; (3) students--how they felt about the distance education course, assessment of the course as compared to traditionally taught courses, and demographic information; and (4) remote instructors--identification of major factors involved in implementing a distance education course, comparison with traditionally taught courses, and problems or limitations with the technology. The study concludes with several recommendations for previous or potential distance education adopters. Data are presented in both narrative and tabular form. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Communications Satellites, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Television, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermode Differences, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, School Surveys, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Telecourses
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Denver, CO.
Identifiers: German by Satellite; Missouri; North Dakota
Note: For related reports, see ED 317 195 and ED 319 382.