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ERIC Number: ED309764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Videotutoring at Appalachian State University.
Buchanan, Harriette C.
Initiated in early 1986, the Videotutoring Program at Appalachian State University, Boone (North Carolina), has proved to be a valuable tool for instructors in certain high risk courses (such as biology, history, and mathematics) for providing supplementary tutorial assistance for their students. The program was developed and is coordinated by the Learning Assistance Program and is funded by the Faculty Development and Instructional Services Center at Appalachian. As it currently functions, the 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. Plans are under way to broaden the scope of the program to include taping material to supplement "difficult concepts" that need more coverage than the instructor can fit into the course syllabus. Students have responded positively to this instructional assistance, reporting that they feel better about the course and the instructor. Their performance in the course tends to improve, sometimes by as much as one letter grade. Comments from five individual faculty members using videotutoring are attached. (5 references) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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