ERIC Number: ED428665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
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The Effects of Two Modes of Interactive Televised Video.
Grove, Sheryl J.
The purpose of this study was to compare Interactive Televised Video (ITV) student satisfaction in performance and its predictors for two settings--one with two sites connected, each seeing the other simultaneously (point-to-point), and one with three to five sites connected, each seeing only one of the other sites at a time (multipoint). Subjects were students at Grand Valley State University (Michigan); 237 students participated in 10 point-to-point courses, and 120 students participated in four multi-point courses. Several Likert scale questionnaires were used to measure predictors of satisfaction. Other variables assessed were number of sites, numbers of students in the ITV courses, student distance from main campus, and the requirement of the ITV course. A difference in satisfaction in performance in these two settings was not found, but there was a difference in predictors. Significant predictors found in the multipoint group--self-efficacy and taking the course as a program requirement--are personal characteristics and not related to classroom dynamics. However, for the point-to-point group the significant predictors were interpersonal characteristics--nonverbal immediacy of instructor, feelings toward students at other sites, and feeling a part of the class. Three tables present data on significant findings. Contains 16 references. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Interaction, Interactive Television, Interactive Video, Likert Scales, Participant Satisfaction, Performance Factors, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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