ERIC Number: ED416818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Distance Education Alliance. Evaluation Report, July, 1996 - September, 1997.
Maushak, Nancy J.; Manternach, Lynn
This report summarizes evaluation of data collected during 1996-97 for a project of the Iowa Distance Education Alliance, a partnership of Iowa educational institutions including the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Public Television, the state's three regent institutions, Iowa's 15 community colleges, the 15 Area Education Agencies, and Local Education Agencies. The alliance worked together to implement a special statewide Star Schools grant 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. The six goal areas were: (1) developing instructional materials to be used in distance education; (2) supporting training and access to distance education resources; (3) providing training and technical support for distance education; (4) expanding access to and information about distance education; (5) supporting incorporation of distance education in colleges and universities involved in training future teachers; and (6) piloting new technology and telecommunications integration in selected schools. The report is organized by these goals and employs the AEIOU components: Accountability, Effectiveness, Impact, Organizational context, Unanticipated outcomes. The report is largely comprised of charts, graphs, and quantitative data. Data are also summarized by national Star Schools goals and objectives, and conclusions related to the project are discussed. Supporting material in the form of appendices are located at the end of each chapter evaluating the goals of the Alliance which include: (1) Instructional Materials; (2) Infrastructure Development; (3) Training and Technical Support; (4) Information Systems; (5) Teacher Education Alliance; and (6) Integration of Technology and Telecommunications. (JAK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interactive Television, Material Development, Multimedia Materials, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, State Programs, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Education Technology.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa