ERIC Number: ED309734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Multiple Teaching Strategies for Use with an Instructional Telecommunications Network.
Greenwood, Anita N.; McDevitt, Margaret A.
This paper describes the courses and teaching strategies used for interactive television transmissions emanating from the University of Lowell (Massachusetts) and received by secondary and elementary schools. Five teaching strategies were employed: demonstration, activity-based instruction, team-teaching, discussion, and lecture. The modifications necessary to adapt each strategy for use with the medium are reported. Observation of interactive television lessons has revealed the need for thorough pre-planning on behalf of the instructor and careful consideration of the means by which the medium may enhance the attainment of goals. It is hypothesized that teachers who teach via interactive television will show greater variety in the strategies they employ and increased effectiveness as measured by changes in student learning outcomes and attitudes. (16 references) (Author/EW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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