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ERIC Number: ED247422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-30
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Ideas.
Sumner, Jack A.
A key to the group dynamics process in teleconferencing is interaction and the use of interactive technologies. The user of teleconferencing for instruction has to accept several underlying assumptions: lecture is not necessarily sound instruction, especially for adults; teleconferencing is easy; and teleconferences require planning. Benefits are personalization of content and feedback on lesson progress. To prepare for group processes, an instructor must use techniques that provide an "instructional set." Using bridges or configurations on the telenetwork, the speaker can interact with groups in various patterns. The instructor can choose to have one group or any number of groups with any number of participants. Smaller groups generate greater interest and participation. Planning group membership is important; a matrix or a tally sheet is useful for doing this. The instructor and program facilitator should remember when using small groups on the telenetwork that small groups may not be the best way for some topics and that some groups and the whole program should be considered when selecting techniques. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Iowa Valley Community College Telenetwork Seminar (Marshalltown, IA, August 30, 1984).