ERIC Number: ED189091
Record Type: RIE
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Satellite Teleconference on Networking for Interagency Collaboration: Evaluation Report.
Carey, James O.; Israelite, Larry
A satellite assisted, interactive teleconference titled "Networking for Interagency Collaboration" was evaluated to determine the effectiveness of the telecommunications mode in contrast to a central site mode. The conference background, goals, and content are described and two specific telecommunications goals are formally presented: 1) to demonstrate the need for and benefit of social service networks to increase the efficiency of service delivery, and 2) to have an impact on networking at the sites participating in the conference.A survey of participants indicated that teleconferencing, as an instructional format, helped them to learn new information and make new contacts, become aware of deficiencies in the current social service system, and take the first organizational steps in establishing formal, interagency networks. Participant views on the shortcomings of the telecommunication mode and observations on the mode's cost effectiveness are presented. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
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