ERIC Number: ED422880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Integration of Live Video and WWW Delivery Systems To Teach University Level Science, Technology, and Society in High Schools.
Urven, Lance E.; Yin, L. Roger; Bak, John D.
In fall 1997, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW) provided Science and Technology in Society, a university general studies science literacy course, to advanced placement high school students at three local high schools, using a combination of live video presentations and World Wide Web (WWW) courseware. A total of 26 high school students registered for the course. The instructors met the students personally at the beginning of the semester. At this time, they administered a learning style inventory, and a survey covering demographics, reading and television preferences, computer experience, and academic course work and interests. A pretest of course content was also given. Results of a comparison of grade point averages (GPAs) for traditional and distance education sections of the class were as follows: university students, traditional delivery--2.39 GPA; university students, WWW exercises--2.13 GPA; high school students, WWW exercises/on-site lectures--2.69 GPA; high school students, WWW exercises/video lectures--2.20 GPA. It was concluded that the combined audio/visual and WWW delivery of course content to high school students for college credit is an effective teaching strategy, in spite of some barriers due to bugs in TopClass, the selected WWW course delivery system. (DLS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, Audiovisual Communications, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction, Courseware, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Grade Point Average, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Intermode Differences, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Teleconferencing, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Whitewater.
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