ERIC Number: ED264824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Annenberg/CPB Telecourses: Comparisons of Student Uses; Interview Comment Report; Survey of Dropout Students; Study Log Report; in the Fall of 1984.
Made up of four separate reports, this document presents comparisons and student comments for five Annenberg/CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) telecourses offered in the fall of 1984: The Brain, Mind and Behavior; The Constitution: That Delicate Balance; The Write Course; The New Literacy; and Congress: We the People. Based on evaluations by 39 to 42 students enrolled in each course with equal numbers at 2- and 4-year institutions, the first section provides comparison data for these categories: (1) College Enrollment Status; (2) Annenberg/CPB Telecourse Enrollment Patterns; (3) The Students' Experience with the Telecourse; (4) The Role of the Institution in the Telecourse Experience; (5) Assessment of the Telecourse Materials; (6) Overall Course Assessment; and (7) Questionnaire Responses. Divided into information collected from 2- and 4-year institutions, section two reports student comments to 13 interview questions that concern such issues as reasons for taking the course; institutional support services for telecourse students; class assignments; and comparisons with on-campus classes. Section three provides a summary of data collected from 100 dropout transcribed and reported here. Questionnaire responses and study log comments are appended. (JB) background, assessment of the Annenberg/CPB telecourse that they had dropped, and reasons for dropping the course. Section four contains data from study logs that were maintained by students enrolled in the five courses. Information was collected from a total of 267 study logs for 85 students; items included number of programs viewed as well as textbook and study guide assignments read, and ratings for each. Comments on each lesson are also transcribed and reported here. Questionnaire responses and study log comments are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Diaries, Distance Education, Dropout Research, Educational Television, Higher Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Interviews, Nontraditional Education, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Telecourses
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Communications, Inc., Chestnut Hill, MA.
Note: Reproducibility may be limited due to use of small type font. For related documents, see IR 011 905-908.