ERIC Number: ED330311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Student's Attitudes toward the IHETS Delivery System.
Simmons, Ivan V.
Questionnaires were mailed to 64 students who had completed one or more regularly scheduled Industrial Technology Education courses via the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System (IHETS) to determine their attitudes toward IHETS (T.V.). The IHETS system provides an alternative for delivering distance education classes, providing interaction both between teachers and students and among students. Information was received from 58 (90.6%) respondents on the following topics: (1) perception of IHETS as a viable alternative to traveling to distant sites, small class enrollments, cancelled classes, and limited class offerings; (2) comparison of IHETS with other delivery systems; (3) teacher student relationships; (4) gender differences in perceptions of IHETS courses; (5) the influence of the number of IHETS courses taken on student attitudes; (6) the influence of travelling distance required to get to a traditional face-to-face class; and (7) influence of place of employment on perceptions of IHETS classes. Results indicate that students who have taken IHETS classes are supportive of the system and find it a viable alternative to traditional field based classes. Also, while the comparison between IHETS and other delivery systems is positive, students believe the teacher student relationship could improve. Finally, on many of the items, males and females perceived their IHETS class experiences differently. Of the students who responded to the survey, 96.5% believe that the IHETS delivered classes should be continued. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System; Industrial Technology Education