ERIC Number: ED373748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Producing Effective Graduate-Level Distance Education Courses for Interactive Television.
Price, Robert V.; And Others
Distance-education delivery through interactive television (ITV) is an effective means of providing instruction to learners. There are many advantages, such as the ability to provide immediate feedback and personal participation. To be effective, however, ITV requires structured planning and development, making the use of instructional design principles imperative. The following recommendations are made for training teachers about ITV: (1) provide an overview of the technology and how it works; (2) provide hands-on guided practice; (3) incorporate effective elements of instruction; (4) conduct periodic follow-up inservice training; (5) train with teachers who volunteer; (6) establish the amount of time needed to prepare and teach ITV courses; (7) provide experiences with other faculty members; (8) incorporate strategies for adding visual components to audio courses; and (9) use strategies that encourage group cohesion and student motivation. Teachers must adapt instruction to meet the varied needs of students, as both teachers and students adjust to the demands of the medium. (SLD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Feedback, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Transfer, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Television, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecourses, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.