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ERIC Number: ED369897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
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Survey of Attitudes toward the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS Delivery System).
Simmons, Ivan V.
A study surveyed the opinions of 152 Indiana State University (ISU) students who had taken courses delivered on the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS). Of the 365 questionnaires mailed to students enrolled in educational administration, industrial technology education, and health and safety, 45.51 percent were returned. Measures of central tendency, chi-square, and one-way analysis of variance were used to analyze data. Data supported the conclusion that IHETS was a viable alternative to "traditional" off-campus classes. The educational goals of 71% of respondents depended on the IHETS delivery system. Respondents believed the IHETS delivery system should be used to promote the majors (86.9 percent) and they would recommend programs that were at least partially delivered by IHETS (87.5 percent). Data supported the conclusion that IHETS courses provided learning experiences equal to other classes. However, respondents reported interactions in the class needed to be improved. They were positive about the methods and treatment students received in the IHETS classes and believed that their relationship with instructors and ISU was very positive and that ISU had made a commitment to delivery of quality programs. Respondents' opinions were not affected by their gender but were affected by number of courses taken and distance traveled to get to an on-site class. On a self-rating scale, respondents rated themselves as very supportive of the IHETS delivery system. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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