ERIC Number: ED389264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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Interactive Television in Distance Education Setting: Formative Evaluation of "Adapting Instructional Techniques."
Pugh, Richard C.; And Others
"Adapting Instructional Techniques" was developed at Indiana University to improve the performance of teachers in classrooms equipped for interactive audio or video in a distance education setting. The formative evaluation of this videotape is described. The tape suggested modifications for five common instructional techniques used in conventional classrooms: (1) demonstration; (2) discussion; (3) group work sessions; (4) lecture; and (5) question and answer. Three researchers reviewed the initial version of the tape and submitted it for review by eight experienced distance education instructors. The third phase of evaluation consisted of a survey review completed by eight experienced school teachers, who were contemplating offering a distance education course. The prototype version was judged favorably by most evaluators, but some specific suggestions for improvement were given that included use of an advance organizer, more explication, more examples, and improved clarity and legibility of the graphics. An appendix contains the survey instrument. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 1995).