ERIC Number: ED050041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Study To Ascertain the Feasibility of Incorporating Telelecture in Presenting a Teaching Methods Course. Final Report.
King, Franklin J.
Three methods of teaching an inservice teacher education course, Principles of Teaching Industrial Subjects, were compared for their influence on informational achievement, teaching performance, attitude toward the course and method of presentation, and cost. Fifty-five vocational teachers were divided into three groups, each taught during a semester by one of the following methods: telelecture each week, alternate weeks of telelecture and traditional face-to-face lecture-discussion, or face-to-face lecture-discussion each week. Telelecture enables an instructor to communicate verbally and graphically with inservice teachers at a remote location through two-way telephones and a Victor Electrowriter Remote Blackboard. Analysis of pre- and posttests showed no significant differences among the three groups in achievement, performance, or attitude. However, the telelecture is more economical in instructor costs and travel time and is recommended as a means of teaching professional extension courses. The posttests--a midterm exam, final exam, and the rating scale used to evaluate videotaped performance tests--are appended. (LP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.