ERIC Number: ED244583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Teleteach Expanded Delivery System: Evaluation.
Christopher, G. Ronald; Milam, Alvin L.
In order to meet the demand for Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) professional continuing education (PCE) courses within the School of Systems and Logistics and the School of Engineering, the Teleteach Expanded Delivery System (TEDS) for instruction of Air Force personnel at remote locations was developed and evaluated. TEDS uses a device which can transmit, via a dedicated telephone network, not only oral communications but also material written upon an electronic blackboard, which is regenerated at distant locations on a standard television monitor. TEDS was evaluated during the 1980 and 1981 fiscal years in comparison with resident instruction at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). It was found that TEDS students achieved at least as well as students taught in residence; students accepted TEDS as a delivery method; acceptance of the TEDS schedule depended on the time zone in which instruction was received; and TEDS was cost effective in that, during its second year of operation, it provided instruction to 3.46 students at the cost of instruction for one resident student. The first and second operational year evaluation reports describe TEDS development, evaluation methods and results, TEDS sites, courses taught, and TEDS cost benefits. It is recommended that TEDS be expanded and that evaluation of its effect upon learning, acceptance, and cost be continued. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.