ERIC Number: ED359927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in the Collaborative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Interactive Video Teaching Trial.
Cox, Robyn; And Others
Issues emerging from a collaborative evaluation of an interactive video teaching trial conducted in Rockhampton (Queensland, Australia) are reported. The trial aimed at providing an assessment of the feasibility and potential of interactive video technology for teaching and learning in a diverse area of Australia with a number of small, widely separated schools. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews from teachers and students at the five participating schools, teachers of Japanese and French who took the lessons, administrators, and representatives of education agencies. Positive outcomes of the evaluation, which found potential for the technology in all areas, include: (1) the opportunity for engagement in research; (2) greater variation in approaches to evaluation; and (3) the potential application of the technology for the evaluators' teaching practices. Issues of concern are the political context of the evaluation, the practical inconveniences caused by the large number of evaluators, and conflicting perceptions of various stakeholders. It appears that positive outcomes have outweighed the negative issues at 6 months after the evaluation. (Contains 9 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Foreign Countries, French, Interactive Video, Interviews, Japanese, Political Influences, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, Second Language Instruction, Stakeholders, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Central Queensland (Australia). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia