ERIC Number: ED396705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
Telemation Project Evaluation. Final Report.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
This final report presents the evaluation procedures and data pertaining to the California Telemation Project, a statewide effort which began in 1993 to equip K-12 educators and administrators with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully use telecommunications technology in support of teaching and learning. The report consists of three parts: (1) Project Overview and Evaluation Plan; (2) Evaluation Findings and Analysis; and (3) Implications for Future Planning. The evaluation questions focused on five major areas of inquiry: organizational structures, participants, and partners; implementation and follow-up resource assessment; training and support assessment; impact on teachers, students, and the school; and overall reactions to the telemation program. Major findings include: (1) the recruiting process for telementors yielded highly motivated and competent telecommunications resource staff; (2) there was some inconsistency and confusion regarding the role to be played by regional partners; (3) the degree of participation in the project by administrators was fairly low; and (4) local sites' follow-through on the commitment to provide telementors with the necessary access to equipment and resources was inconsistent. Extensive recommendations are given. Appendices include assessment and evaluation instruments; state telementor curriculum plans; telementor application and recruitment materials; and list of partners and telementors. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.