ERIC Number: ED094840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
KOCE-TV Telecourse Evaluation. Student Reaction to Television Courses Fall Semester, 1973-74.
Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
To assess the effectiveness of television courses offered by the Coast Community College District and to determine the characteristics of the television students, data from 1,126 students during three semesters were obtained. Sources by which the data were collected were a post-course evaluation questionnaire, weekly course diaries that rated 10 aspects of each lesson viewed, interviews, and demographic questionnaires. The results are presented in 56 tables. These results show that: the students were, in the main, Caucasian; more women than men took the courses; 60 percent were between 26 and 45 years of age; three in four were married; a high proportion had legal dependants; 10 percent had no prior college experience, but one in five had more than 60 units of college credit; and the strongest reason for taking a TV course was to earn credit toward a degree. The reactions of the students to the courses indicated that the majority of students felt that the material was presented to rapidly; most wanted more review sessions and seminars and at more varied times; some desired additional quizzes and how-to-study instruction; all felt that the opportunity to contact their facilitators was important; and all were enthusiastic, to a varying degree, about television as a way of learning. Appendixes provide: Course Diary Invitation Letter; Course Diary Form; Interview Set-Up Letter; TV Student Interview Form; Television Student Data Form; Student Evaluation of Television Course; Request Form for Student Evaluation of Television Courses; Student Evaluation; Lesson Number and Title, Psychology: "As Man Behaves"; Lesson Number and Title: "History of Art"; and Lesson Number and Title, Economics: "The Great Consumer Contest." (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.