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ERIC Number: ED398870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-24
Pages: 16
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The Egghead and the TV Eye.
Williams, Marium
This paper describes the first venture of the author (a professor at Kentucky's Morehead State University) into the world of distance learning technology, specifically interactive television. Highlights include the one-way video classroom; multimedia development; compressed video classroom; and use of listservs. An informal evaluation of the semester yielded the following conclusions: (1) the support of the university has often lagged behind the needs of faculty and students; (2) the computers available in faculty offices do not have the capability to run Microsoft Power Point or multimedia clips that need sound cards; (3) there is no university-approved policy to equitably disseminate release time or stipends to distance learning faculty; and (4) the college's policy for fair use of copyrighted material is not yet in place because of the digitized nature of the compressed video system. There is also a list of practical tips for instructors who anticipate teaching telecourses, including: be prepared to visit sites at least once; sign up for 2-hour classes; work with the institutional bureaucracy to get release times and stipends; spend time playing with new software; and stop and give students time to share with each other their thoughts, feelings, and connections with material. (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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