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ERIC Number: ED400806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
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Faculty Development Programs in Interactive Television.
Cuffman, Darcey M.; MacRae, Norma
Traditional classroom teaching preparation does not fully prepare faculty for the special requirements of teaching interactive television courses. Faculty who teach these courses often have to update their skills in current technology, plan courses differently, and work with distance education staff to prepare and deliver courses. This paper reviews effective course planning, student learning styles, behavior modification, and teaching effectiveness in distance learning settings. A literature review indicates that faculty development programs seldom exist for interactive television, so discussion formulates a rationale for formal faculty development programs for interactive television programs. Several themes concerning faculty development for interactive television emerged from this review: (1) faculty need skills to adapt their teaching style for interactive television including instructional, personal, and collaborative skills; (2) improvement in teaching interactive television courses requires a formal process of organized training programs; (3) training is beneficial for faculty; (4) teaching and learning in interactive television ought to be a shared experience between faculty and students; (5) faculty need to be aware of how their teaching behavior influences students' learning; (6) interactive television technology is a tool to be used and not an end in itself; (7) for future faculty development efforts, faculty and administrators should answer the following questions: Do all faculty know what good teaching skills are? Can faculty change their course planning to accommodate adult learning styles? Can university administration provide and sustain sufficient support, incentives, and resources for faculty to teach interactive television programs? (Contains 13 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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