ERIC Number: ED467792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-14
Speaking with Interactive Educational Television Directors in Secondary Schools: Is IETV Making the Grade?
Reed, Patty; Doviak, Peggy
This study examined the use of interactive educational television (IETV) in secondary school classrooms. Distance education directors were asked to respond to questions involving the use of IETV programs within their schools. Twenty-three high schools in the Southwest were randomly chosen. Sixteen schools presently used IETV, five previously used IETV, and two never used IETV. Of the twenty-one schools that used or previously used IETV classes, the programs had been in place on the average of three to five years. Data were collected through preliminary phone interviews, questionnaires by mail, and questionnaires by email. Open-ended follow-up phone interviews were also conducted. Data were categorized into five major areas of inquiry: expectations, development, feedback, effectiveness, and support. The information gathered during the investigation is presented in this paper according to these areas. Even though this study was exploratory in nature and not conclusive, data indicated that most of the participants were satisfied with their interactive distance learning programs. Responses to the five areas of inquiry are tabulated. (Contains 15 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (30th, Little Rock, AR, November 14-16, 2001).