ERIC Number: ED409269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
E-Mail Survey of the Interdisciplinary Teamed Instruction (ITI) Listserv Discussion Group: Exploratory Study of an Electronic Community of Learners.
Burns, Rebecca C.; Meehan, Merrill L.
This report is a formative evaluation of the use of an online listserv discussion group as part of a continuing project with schools exploring or implementing interdisciplinary teamed instruction (ITI). A survey was developed to identify member characteristics, what services were liked and used most, and what services were desired. Analysis of 59 completed surveys (out of 250 listserv subscribers) indicated respondents included educators in 29 states and 3 foreign countries with the majority (56 percent) being teachers. On a general level, the results supported the inclusion of cyberspace in the concept of professional community. Most respondents were local education agency staff who reported they were satisfied with the listserv services and used it frequently. Respondents also indicated strong interest in online education in ITI and the practical aspects of curriculum integration. The survey is appended. (JLS)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Communications, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interaction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Listservs, Peer Relationship, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Teamwork
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348; telephone: 800-624-9120; world wide web: http://www.ael.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.