ERIC Number: ED345699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Teleteaching Handbook: A Handbook for Teachers Using Microwave or ITFS Interactive Instruction. Revised 1990.
Rezabek, Roger J.
This handbook is designed for use by teachers engaged in interactive televised instruction in any of the following ways: via communications satellite reception, with student communication over telephone lines; via microwave systems, which allow two-way video and audio between sites; or via Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), which is a low range broadcast signal usually incorporating one-way video for the teacher and two-way audio for voice interaction. The importance of student involvement, interaction, and participation elicited by the teacher in successful distance education is emphasized, and it is argued that teachers who will be using ITFS or microwave must feel comfortable in using the technology even though it has been shown that teachers who teach well in a televised learning situation are using the same educational techniques that have been proven effective in the regular classroom. In addition to a brief introduction, this handbook provides a discussion of distance learning and effective teaching as well as information on microwave and ITFS in Area 5; teleclassroom facilities; planning the course content; graphics and media resources (preparing graphics, copyright, and handouts); facilitators at receiving sites; how presenting teachers can look their best; how to present a lesson (equipment, sign on, the lesson, and attention span); other helpful hints (equipment related problems, classroom management, and humor); and suggestions for concluding and follow-up activities. A student feedback form is appended. (7 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge.; Arrowhead Area Education Agency, Fort Dodge, IA. Media Services Div.