ERIC Number: ED409000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Distance Education Alliance. Preliminary Evaluation Report, October 1995-May 1996.
Sorensen, Chris; And Others
In 1992 and 1995, Iowa received statewide Star Schools grants to demonstrate the use of fiber-optic technology to provide live, two-way, full-motion interactive instruction which allows greater levels of interactivity than previous forms of distance instruction. The grant allowed the state to equip over 100 fully interactive video classrooms in community colleges, universities, and K-12 schools. This report summarizes evaluation data for the Iowa Project from October, 1995 through April, 1996. Data were collected from each of the project components (Project Management, the Communications and Resources Clearinghouse, Regional Partnerships, and the Teacher Education Alliance) through written surveys, telephone interviews, record data, and collection of documents and artifacts. In section 1 of the report, the project activity is summarized in terms of its goals, which focus on: instructional materials, infrastructure development, training and technical support, information systems, and preservice teacher education. Section 2 presents evaluation data by the national goals for statewide projects, including infrastructure development, underserved learners, instruction, professional development. Conclusions are provided in section 3 and section 4 contains appendices. Tables, figures, and related documents make up this section, including: multimedia projects, exemplary applications, regional partnerships, Iowa Communication Network (ICN) and Internet connections, training and technical support, information systems, preservice teacher education, and National Evaluation Goals and Indicators. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Data Analysis, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Grants, Higher Education, Interactive Video, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Technology Integration, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Research Inst. for Studies in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa