ERIC Number: ED359936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Combining Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) and a Live TV Teacher To Extend Learning Opportunities into the Home. A Learning Productivity Research and Developmental Project of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York and Instructional Systems Inc.
Benson, Gregory M., Jr.
The State University of New York and Instructional Systems, Inc., (ISI) developed a project to combine computer assisted instruction (CAI) and live, interactive videoconferencing with a television teacher, conducted via cable. The project is being pursued by the Syracuse (New York) City School District in conjunction with the State University of New York, Onondaga County Community College (New York), ISI, and Aldelphia Cable. A teacher from the Syracuse district has been aired once a week for one hour to focus on mathematics content areas in which high school students are having difficulties. The television teacher works in a team with the classroom teachers using the system in school settings and secures their input about the content of the live shows. The model of extended learning is one that can be applied to a number of other areas in elementary and secondary school education, higher education, the workplace, community organizations, and correctional settings. A scenario of CAI use in the future presents the promise of the integration of real-time interactive video, voice, and data to enhance learning and improve learning environments. Two figures illustrate mean gains in achievement in two CAI distance learning classes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cable Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Futures (of Society), High School Students, High Schools, Integrated Activities, Interactive Video, Mathematics Instruction, Models, School Districts, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Research Foundation.; Instructional Systems Inc.