ERIC Number: ED330908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
An Appraisal of the Interactive Television Network at Northcentral Technical College from the Viewpoint of Its Students.
A study was conducted to determine attitudes of students who had taken Interactive Television Network (ITV) courses at Northcentral Technical College (Wausau, Wisconsin). Following a literature search that revealed that many learners favored ITV, a survey questionnaire was developed and administered to a total of 117 Medical Technology I students who had been enrolled in ITV courses at the college in the fall and spring semesters of the 1989-90 school year. Usable questionnaires were returned by 63 students. Analysis of data showed the following: (1) compared to regular classroom instruction, ITV is the same or somewhat harder regarding studying, assignments, examinations, and asking questions; (2) instructors did an adequate job of transferring information to students, although some were rated highly and others less so; (3) the equipment used was adequate, although many students pointed out problems in hearing the speakers; (4) classroom environment and classroom management techniques were also adequate, although some improvements were suggested; and (5) students were satisfied that they chose ITV over traditional instruction. Recommendations were made to continue the program, to train instructors in use of video techniques, to implement new attendance procedures, and to install new microphones so students could hear the instructors better. (Appendixes include the study questionnaire, cover letter, follow-up letter, suggestions for improvement, additional comments, and a 44-item bibliography.) (KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interactive Television; North Central Technical College WI
Note: Master's Thesis, Ferris State University.