ERIC Number: ED377213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Formative Evaluation of Two Gallaudet University/Rochester Institute of Technology Courses Offered via Teleconferencing.
McKee, Barbara G.; Scherer, Marcia J.
Two pilot telecourses were offered in fall 1991 at Rochester Institute of Technology and Gallaudet University. The course "Black Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century" was taught by a Rochester faculty member with a Gallaudet teacher as resource or co-teacher. The other course, "Mass Media and Deaf History," was taught from Gallaudet with a resource teacher at Rochester. Forty-five students completed the civil rights course and 21 completed the deaf/media course. Instructional delivery included captioned videotapes and movies, assigned readings, and class discussions through computer conferencing. Students were interviewed about course effectiveness and completed rating surveys. Students and faculty agreed that the technology was too cumbersome and slow. Students were otherwise divided into those who were generally satisfied and would enroll in such a course again, and those who were not satisfied and missed the regular support of peers and teachers. Recommendations are offered for course improvement. Four appendixes contain the two course surveys and detailed tables of findings. Four tables summarize information in the body of the report. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. National Technical Inst. for the Deaf.