ERIC Number: ED355350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Educational Instruction via Interactive Video Network.
Swan, Michael K.; Brehmer, Jeffery
Perceptions of secondary educators were examined regarding delivery of educational programs via interactive video networks (IVN). The population included all agricultural education instructors, principals, and superintendents employed in public secondary schools having an agricultural education program during the 1990-91 school year in a midwestern state. Direct-mail questionnaires gathered data on the educators' self-reported level of understanding and interest in using two-way interactive television. The overall response rate was 81.4 percent (201 of 247). Findings indicated that educators possessed an adequate understanding of IVN and were interested in inservice programs and continuing education to gain more exposure to IVN. They accepted IVN as appropriate technology for high schools, but their reluctance to teach others to use IVN indicated a need for practice in using IVN to gain confidence. The most frequently cited obstacle by a three-to-one margin was cost. Programs perceived as priorities for IVN delivery were high school courses, teacher inservice/staff development, and adult and community programs. (Contains 16 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Television, High Schools, Interactive Video, Networks, Principals, Program Implementation, Secondary School Teachers, Superintendents, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 1992).