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ERIC Number: ED359002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Implementing Two-Way Interactive Video in Rural, Small Schools.
Sullivan, Michael; And Others
Five case studies of instructional two-way interactive video in rural small schools provide a model for successful implementation in other communities. Site visits and extensive interviews were conducted in schools and communities served by the Oklahoma Panhandle Shar-Ed Video Network, the New Mexico Eastern Plains Interactive TV Cooperative, the TeleCommUNITY Network in central Texas, the North Texas Educational Network, and the Dell City Initiative in far west Texas. Each case describes the school and community setting, the technology used, implementation efforts, and key elements in the project's success. All projects were local community initiatives with little, if any, governmental funding; originated with one or two visionary, dedicated individuals; had the support of the local business community; and were enthusiastically supported by small rural telephone cooperatives or telephone companies, who provided loans and other funding. Some teachers were initially fearful or resistant toward the new technology, and teacher training was very important to the success of implementation. The technology tends to make teachers more organized and more conscious of the teaching process, and projects cannot survive without teacher support and commitment. The technology was used for a variety of educational configurations, including Chapter 1 and community adult education. The projects studied were considered successful and educationally effective, were strongly supported by all participants, and are likely to continue. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A