ERIC Number: ED422902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Satellite Television Evaluation Project.
Live broadcast television lessons in the four subjects: Japanese, Maori, Spanish, and Technology, were broadcast from the New Zealand Correspondence School via Satellite and Sky television to selected schools around the country during 1996. The trial project ran from April to November, 1996, involving 86 schools, including primary, intermediate, secondary and area. This evaluation focused on analyzing the course delivery and interactivity of the 1996 pilot program, and establishing what aspects were useful to teachers and students in meeting their learning goals, and what elements proved to be deficient and in need of improvement. The sections are: "Evaluation"; "Data Gathering and Analysis"; "Findings"; "The Effectiveness and Usefulness of Interactive Television for Teaching and Learning"; "Comparing the Roles of the Broadcast and Classroom Teacher"; "How Useful Was the Support Material for Teaching"; "Teacher Professional Development"; "Interaction Between Broadcaster and Receivers"; "Technology"; "Differences in the Experiences of Participating Schools by Area and Type"; and "Recommendations for Improving Interactive Television Courses." Twenty tables and figures illustrate findings and the forms and questionnaires used in the project are appended. (AEF)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Interactive Television, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Programming (Broadcast), Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand