ERIC Number: ED438794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Using Self-Paced, Intranet-Based Instruction To Increase the Use of an Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) System To Support Communication, Education, and Training.
This practicum encouraged department managers of a large nonprofit biologics pharmaceutical firm to use the organization's satellite-based Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) system (i.e., viewer-response system (VRS)). A self-paced instructional module was developed and made available for department managers to access in three on-line formats, including the organization's intranet, a secure Internet site, and diskette. The instructional module provided department managers with information about the IDL system's capabilities, costs, availability, and potential uses. It also encouraged them to support the organization's mission and strategic goals by using the IDL system to support their departments' education, training, and communications needs. Department managers completed a paper-based pretest, completed the instruction via one of the on-line access formats, and completed a paper-based posttest and posttraining questionnaire. An analysis of data revealed that the instructional module increased the department managers' knowledge of the IDL system's capabilities and increased their recognition of potential uses to meet their departments' education, training, and communication needs. Finally, it demonstrated that with this increased knowledge the use of the IDL system was likely to increase within the organization. Appendices include the interview protocol, post-training questionnaire, pre-test, and post-test. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.