ERIC Number: ED069135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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"Feedback" For Instructioal Television.
A number of different methods have been used by instructional television (ITV) projects to obtain audience feedback, and some of these are now being used in the ITV system in El Salvador. We know that pretesting programs on a representative sample can bring considerable gains in learning. Another feedback source can be a classroom of pupils in the production studio, or a small number of students participating in programs on camera. Some projects teaching advanced material have used a talk-back system that permits students to use remote microphones to talk to studio teachers and to have their questions or comments broadcast to the whole audience. A device found on almost all projects is classroom testing. Because tests are time-consuming they are often separated by wide intervals. However weekly tests can be provided over television, and the results quickly integrated into program content. Finally, regular comments from classroom teachers, supervisors and utilization workers are common to many projects. And although ITV in El Salvador uses some of these techniques, current feedback channels should be strengthened, and new ones developed. (MG)
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers - Location: El Salvador