ERIC Number: ED308034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Role of TVA's Skills Development.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
This package from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) describes projects undertaken by TVA's Skills Development Program, an effort to help national, state, and local officials improve education. The program includes several futuristic instructional labs that TVA helped to design and install in Morgan County, Tennessee. Instructional labs have been developed in dropout prevention, career guidance, mathematics, science, and video encyclopedia research. In cooperation with other organizations, TVA also developed a directory on interactive videodisk courseware for all grade levels. TVA and Vanderbilt University examined the effectiveness of Mastering Fractions, one of five videodisk mini-courses developed by Systems Impact Inc. The study of four school districts in three states found that using Mastering Fractions resulted in statistically significant achievement gains in knowledge of fraction skills and concepts. Also included in the package is information on the "Levels of Interactivity of Various Videodisc Configurations in TVA's Rural Education Demonstration at Coalfield School (in Morgan County)." Each level of interactivity lists the necessary equipment, TVA's source for the equipment, and the price. The document also lists the demonstration objectives, instructional methodology, and benefits of interactive video instruction. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee