ERIC Number: ED359931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Effectiveness and Potential of an Interactive Video Teaching Trial.
Baker, Robert, Comp.; And Others
An interactive video trial involved teaching two Year-7 lessons to elementary school students in Queensland (Australia). French was taught to one class through two-way video and audio so that students and teachers could see and hear each other, and Japanese was taught simultaneously to three classes through one-way video and two-way audio. Evaluation was conducted through participant interviews with teachers and students at the five schools, and observation by seven staff members of the School of Education of the University of Central Queensland. Picture quality was considered excellent, but quality of sound was less satisfactory. Two-way video and audio was clearly preferred to one-way video with two-way audio. Orientation and training are necessary to ensure that the technology is accepted and used appropriately, but this form of interactive teaching and learning may prove a cost-effective addition to, or substitute for, some current educational practices. Potential applications include use in smaller and more isolated schools and the provision of key lessons to multiple or remote sites. Four appendixes contain the trial interview schedule and comments and draft reports from three evaluators. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluators, Foreign Countries, French, Interactive Video, Interviews, Japanese, Rural Schools, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Television
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Central Queensland (Australia). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia