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ERIC Number: ED276422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Television: A Research Review and Status Report.
Whittington, Nil
In January 1985, the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System adopted rules and regulations to cover the offering of televised instruction by public institutions of higher education. An executive summary explains the rationale of this report, provides the major findings of a literature review, and compares data on enrollments and grade distributions in courses offered via television and in equivalent on-campus classes from institutions offering televised instruction. Part 1 reviews existing published and unpublished research, evaluation reports, and other materials relevant to the effectiveness of televised instruction, and provides a synopsis of first year activities of Texas' institutions operating under the new rules and regulations. Part 2 describes staff procedures for implementing the rules and regulations, provides a report on a survey of institutions that have received Board authority to offer televised instruction, and presents nine charts depicting enrollments at each institution, as well as grade distributions, comparisons of mean distributions, number of courses offered via interactive delivery systems, the number of receive sites in use by institution, and the percentage of receive site use by institution. The appendices include descriptions of the methodologies used for the literature review and the survey, a chronological listing of evaluation and research reports, and criteria for plan approval. An eight-page list of references is included. (DJR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.