ERIC Number: ED317195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning Evaluation Study Report II: An Inter- and Intra-State Comparison. A Study of North Dakota and Missouri Schools Implementing German I by Satellite.
Hobbs, Vicki M.; Osburn, Donald D.
A survey was conducted in 1988 of the 14 secondary schools in Missouri and 7 schools in North Dakota involved in German I by Satellite from Oklahoma State University. Questionnaires mailed to each district included forms for the administrator responsible for initiating the program in the schools, the program coordinator, each student enrolled in the course, and the parents of each student enrolled. In addition, students were given a standardized German test. Specific issues addressed include: (1) variation in student characteristics, student success in German, and attitudes of students, parents, administrators, and coordinators among schools and between states; (2) variation in course implementation procedures among schools and between states; (3) cost comparison of schools implementing German by Satellite in Missouri and North Dakota; (4) the influence of course format (live versus taped) on course implementation methods, student success rates, and student and parent attitudes; and (5) administrator and parent attitudes toward the future of instruction by satellite. Data are presented in tabular form throughout the report. (GL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Communications Satellites, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, School Surveys, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.; Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Denver, CO.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Agricultural Economics.