ERIC Number: ED051115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Inservice Programs for Wyoming Education via Video--VERB.
Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Coll. of Education.
In cooperation with the Office of Extension Classes and the Continuing Education Program, the College has developed inservice teacher education courses utilizing video tapes and the Victor Electrowriter Remote Blackboard (VERB). These programs are offered for two semester units of graduate extension credit and include eleven 2 1/2-hour sessions. The first such program entitled "Legal Problems and the Wyoming Education Code," was conducted during the 1970 spring semester. A total of 71 teachers and administrators in 10 communities enrolled in and completed the program. Each session began with a 1-hour presentation by an on-campus professor on the videotape which was broadcast by cable TV systems in Wyoming. Those enrolled then met in the VERB studio in their respective communities for a 1 1/2-hour VERB session with the instructor who made the television tape for that particular week. Evaluation of the first program by students was generally favorable as far as instruction and content were concerned. However, some mention was made of mechanical difficulties and lack of face-to-face contact with the instructor. A course entitled "Accountability in Education" is currently being conducted with 90 teachers and administrators in eight communities enrolled. (The report includes outlines of the two courses.) (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Coll. of Education.