ERIC Number: ED373714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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"Tooling Up To Go the Distance" Video Interaction Analysis.
Fulford, Catherine P.; Zhang, Shuqiang
A new video evaluation instrument is demonstrated. It is designed specifically for distance education, to be used for instructional design consultation, distance education teacher training, or research. Categories include students interacting with teachers, with other students, and content. Analyzing interaction in two-way television requires an instrument suited to the setting. The university course used in instrument development provided teacher in-service training for a sequential kindergarten through grade 6 program that integrates science, health, and technology in Hawaii. The course was offered via interactive television to 233 teachers. Videorecordings and a written record of interaction events were used to evaluate one-way and two-way interactions and communication in the three defined categories. Four raters used the approach to evaluate the distance presentations. Overall reliability was high enough to warrant using the approach analyzing interaction in distance education, not just in terms of amount of time, but in terms of richness and patterns. Two tables and six figures present study findings. (Contains 20 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Interaction, Interactive Television, Interactive Video, Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Test Construction, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.