ERIC Number: ED286731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Evaluation of the Hinsdale School District 181 Telewriter Program.
Telewriting is the program using Victor Electrowriter equipment to broadcast lessons to the elementary schools in the Hinsdale (Illinois) district. This study was organized for two purposes. First, the study was intended to complement and extend the evaluation activities which have been carried out periodically, and second, it was designed to address some key questions posed by district administrators. The issue central to these questions was whether telewriting should be made available to qualified fifth grade students in all elementary school buildings in the district. Three kinds of data including: (1) objective (or test score) data; (2) student self-reports on two attitude questionnaires; and (3) observational data reported by IER (Institute for Educational Research) research staff, were collected for current sixth grade students (some of whom participated in the telewriter program in fifth grade on a trial basis). Results indicated that previous participation in the fifth grade Telewriter program did tend to perform better on certain kinds of tests than students who were in the program only during sixth grade, but that factor did not seem to contribute significantly, either positively or negatively, to the attitude or motivation of sixth grade Telewriter students. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Communication, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Student Attitudes, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Research, Glen Ellyn, IL.