ERIC Number: ED174307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cable, Two-Way Video, and Educational Programming: The Case of Daycare.
Berryman, Sue E.; And Others
This study reports on an experiment that used interactive cable television to upgrade the quality of day care by educating day care center directors and caregivers. The report is written for citizens and public officials who are concerned about the quality of care in day care facilities and who might wish to consider telecommunications as a means of inservice training for caregivers. Also, it is a preliminary study of the value of two-way video, suggesting how two-way video can be used to produce local program services. The first chapter surveys federal policies related to interactive cable television and provides background information on the day care experiment. Chapter II discusses policy issues in the use of cable to deliver day care training. Chapter III describes the experiment. The fourth chapter reports results. Indications were found that participation in the study per se had effects, that televised workshops may have had cognitive and attitudinal effects, that the one-way mode was preferable to the two-way mode for producing cognitive effects, and that the two-way mode was preferable to the one-way mode for producing attitudinal and value effects. It is suggested that the presence of cameras in the two-way mode may have interfered with cognitive learning. Chapter V discusses costs and benefits of cable-delivered day care workshops. Instruments and implementation suggestions are appended. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Audiovisual Instruction, Cable Television, Child Caregivers, Costs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Media, Educational Television, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, Research, Television Research, Training, Workshops
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.