ERIC Number: ED347980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Perception of the Educational Value of Channel One among Secondary Level Teachers and Students.
Carlin, Ted; And Others
Whittle Communication's Channel One is an educational broadcast service designed specifically for teenagers. This 12-minute daily broadcast claims to deliver top-quality news and information to schools, via satellite, with state-of-the-art production techniques. By creating a program that is completely original, Channel One hopes to consistently deliver riveting, age-appropriate coverage to an audience lacking in consistent news viewership. The purpose of this study was to describe student and teacher attentiveness to Channel One, and the perceived educational value and the quality of the presentation of Channel One within the Lakota School District of northwestern Ohio. A self-report questionnaire was used to survey all students (n=512) and teachers (n=33) at the junior and senior high schools. The results show that the mean viewing time of Channel One by students is 8.5 minutes, and that 74.8% of the students supported Channel One's claim that the service provides new ideas to think about. However, 78.9% of the students do not seek out more information about a topic shown on Channel One. In terms of the presentation of Channel One, 72.6% of the students rated the overall quality of the programming to be good or excellent. The average viewing time for teachers was 10 minutes, with 87.9% indicating that Channel One provides new ideas to think about. Ninety-seven percent of the teachers stated that the overall quality of Channel One was good or excellent. Overall, the analysis of the data seems to support the effectiveness of Channel One increasing students' awareness of news and current events. Data for the study are displayed in five tables. (11 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Channel One
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division; see IR 015 706.