ERIC Number: ED422888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Putting Interaction into Interactive Television.
Wolfe, Thomas E.
Current technology provides many new ideas and alternatives to traditional education and training practices. From the experience of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Academic Instructor School (AIS) and current research in the field, teaching via interactive television (teleseminar/video teletraining) requires new teaching skills and new ways of thinking about the classroom. This paper briefly identifies and discusses some of the instructor skills that have been identified by the AIS as critical to the success of its Interactive Television (ITV) educational or training broadcasts. The paper begins by providing background on distance learning including the USAF definition of distance learning: "Distance learning is structured learning that takes place without the physical presence of the instructor." The affective component of distance learning is then discussed. Highlights include: the relationship between attitudes and behaviors displayed by an instructor and attitudes and classroom behaviors of students; adjectives used by students to describe a teacher's most outstanding quality; selection of instructors for distance learning delivery via interactive television; and maintaining student interest. Communication skills are considered, including clarity of speech, enunciation, grammar, vocabulary, questioning skills, non-verbal communication, and listening skills. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Audiovisual Communications, Classroom Communication, Communication Skills, Distance Education, Educational Television, Interaction, Interactive Television, Interpersonal Communication, Military Training, Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Selection, Teaching Skills, Telecourses, Television Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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