ERIC Number: ED094691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Ontario: Our Science Lab. An Interactive Telecommunications Learning System.
McLaughlin, G. Harry; Tilroe, Robert, Ed.
A pilot television series reached some 100,000 Ontario elementary school students with a series on meteorology and ecology. Flexible interactive opportunities (via broadcast, newsletter, phone, mail, personal contact) were utilized; resources not available were provided, while at the same time local options were preserved and encouraged. Use of the phone was limited during the pilot to protect against jamming the system and against incurring project costs beyond means. A questionnaire surveyed student and faculty opinion on the subject of involvement and interaction. The student TV module was found to be the most important interactive component. Ninety-four percent of the teachers responding to a followup questionnaire said the series was more useful than an ordinary educational television series. (WCM)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecology, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Feedback, Man Machine Systems, Meteorology, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Telecourses
The Ontario Educational Communications Authority, P.O. Box 19, Station R, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3Z3 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto. Research and Planning Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada