ERIC Number: ED279866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Interactive Videodisc in Extension: Strategies for Assessing the Technology's Application. NCES Videodisc Report No. 11.
Rockwell, S. Kay; Tate, Thomas G.
This guide is intended to assist cooperative extension personnel in developing, using, and evaluating interactive videodisk programs designed for adult learning situations. The first part of the guide discusses the benefits of interactive video as an instructional medium and describes a pilot project funded by the Extension Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture entitled "Cash Flow Planning for Farmers." Procedures for evaluating the pilot project and replicating it at county sites are outlined along with the feedback obtained from the farmers who tested the program concerning what they liked or would have liked to see included in the program. The second part of the guide, which deals with evaluating interactive videodisks in cooperative extension, includes general evaluation guidelines, procedures for conducting a process evaluation throughout the planning and production stages (questions for the planning and production stages and questions related to check discs), and techniques for assessing the utilization of interactive videodisk in cooperative extension (short- and long-term needs). The final section, which covers the implications of interactive videodisk for research in adult education, discusses research on and research with videodisks. The guide is a combination of two papers, "Utilization of Interactive Videodisc for Informal Adult Education" (originally presented at the October 1986 meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education) and "Interactive Videodisc in Extension: Strategies for Assessing the Technology's Application" (originally presented at the American Evaluation Association's October 1986 meeting.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Cooperative Extension Service.