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ERIC Number: ED342579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-17
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Television Teaching: Perceptions of Those Who Count Most...Distance Learners.
Egan, M. Winston; And Others
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Utah Education Network, a closed circuit television delivery system used by the University of Utah in providing preservice education in rural regions. The audience of the system was graduate special education students. Interactive telecourses, video recordings, and instructors were involved. Two groups were formed from 11 individuals who had experienced different types of televised learning. Data were gathered through focus-group interviews and a video and audiotape record was made of each interview. Participants indicated that instructors who were well prepared and organized through the use of syllabi and study guides contributed to effective television instruction. Presentation skills were identified as important variables for effective learning. Student learning groups formed during telecourses were conducive to learning by providing support for the participants. It was important to the participants that they receive timely feedback about their progress through the instructor or the on-site facilitator. Skilled facilitators should know the course content well and communicate frequently with on-campus instructors. The critical variables that contribute to successful learning through television need to be recognized by people involved in the development and production of instructional programs. A table providing the demographic information of participants is included. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah