ERIC Number: ED363274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Genesis of Two-Way Interactive Video and Audio for Teaching Students in Rural, Small Schools: A Model for Implementation.
Sullivan, Michael; And Others
This study describes how some school districts have implemented full motion, two-way interactive video in rural small schools and communities. A prototype and guidelines for future implementation are presented. Researchers studied 14 school districts in the Oklahoma Panhandle and eastern New Mexico and three sites in Texas where the technology has been or is being implemented. Findings suggest that use of two-way interactive video is growing in the Southwest region, assisting in the delivery of effective education in areas of economic decline. The technology requires the support of dedicated local visionaries who persevere in technology application. Although expensive, this technology is affordable with support from the local business community, particularly the local telephone company or cooperative. Teacher training is essential to the success of implementation. Education delivered by interactive video was considered effective and was well-received in the communities studied. One table and seven figures illustrate the study. (Contains 35 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Interactive Video, Program Implementation, Public Opinion, Rural Schools, School Business Relationship, School Districts, Small Schools, Technological Advancement, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas