ERIC Number: ED409001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research in Iowa. Second Edition.
Maushak, Nancy J., Ed.; And Others
This document is a resource for distance education research in Iowa, including information on developing, implementing, and administering distance education systems. This second edition contains the original 16 research papers published previously, as well as 8 additional, more recent research studies. The first section describes distance education in Iowa, the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), the Iowa Distance Education Alliance, and the research plan. The second section contains the research articles, divided according to the following headings: (1) "Adoption of an Innovation"; (2) "K-12 Teacher Attitudes Toward Distance Education"; (3) "The K-12 Distance Education Experience"; and (4) "Distance Education in Postsecondary Institutions." Research article topics include: use of the ICN; teachers' training; teacher attitudes; assessment of program implementation, learning needs and course performance; teacher attitudes and change; telecommunications-assisted instruction in family/consumer sciences, music, HIV/AIDS education, and foreign language; constructivist-based distance education environments; ICN use for secondary agriculture and music instruction; instructional adoption of the Internet; cooperative learning with interactive multimedia; teacher and student perceptions of effective instructional methods; virtual field experience; demographics and innovation of the community college; and adult education. The third section, "Literature Review," includes the definition, history and theory of distance education; a review of the literature; a discussion of operational issues; and a science bibliography.(AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Distance Education Alliance, Ames.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa