ERIC Number: ED306846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-1
Videotutoring via AppalNet.
Buchanan, Harriette C.
The Videotutoring via AppalNet project at Appalachian State University in North Carolina offers supplementary, tutorial assistance to students in certain high risk courses such as history, biology, and mathematics. This program enables instructors to tape test review sessions which are broadcast live and then later rebroadcast at other times on Appalachian's closed circuit cable system. It is not designed to be a primary instructional vehicle but rather a supplement through which the instructor provides extra materials for students that the students may or may not choose to use. For many students needing tutorial assistance, repetition is a key to better learning, and this program allows that. Videotutoring operates under the philosophy that the best tutor for any course is the course instructor. Results indicate from 75-80% of a class will watch a videotutoring session at least once. The major conclusions about videotutoring as a pedagogical tool support the assertion that a small extra effort on the instructor's part results in strong affective gains in how the students feel about the instructor and about the class that the instructor teaches. Student performance in the course tends to improve, sometimes by as much as one letter grade. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.