ERIC Number: ED070318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Telecommunication as an Educational Delivery System. Final Report.
Hoyt, Donald P.; Frye, David W. M.
The effectiveness of six classes taught remotely by amplified telephone was compared with that of identical on-campus classes. Personal characteristics associated with success under the competing educational delivery systems were also evaluated. Criteria included post-test scores on a specially constructed achievement test, final examination grades, final grades, and a student rating of progress on their personal goals. Attitudes and learning preferences were inferred from a specially constructed student survey. Judged on the basis of academic achievement, telephone classes and on-campus classes were equally successful. Using progress on student goals as a criterion, five pairs of telephone and on-campus classes obtained similar results, while for the other pair the telephone classes had a significant advantage. Successful students, regardless of method of criteria, were more motivated and responsible than their less successful counterparts. However, successful telephone students were more self-reliant and independent than successful on-campus students. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. School of Education.