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ERIC Number: ED485133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Interactive TV: An Effective Instructional Mode for Adult Learners
Chen, Li-Ling; Iris, Carole
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The inclusion of interactive television (iTV) programs for learning is an emerging genre in education. Literature has concluded that any aspect of learning requires some form of interaction or feedback to be most effective. As television (TV) evolves from being a passive to an active medium, it has the potential to engage learners and reach a mass audience on a scale much larger than traditional education and training. The purpose of this paper is twofold: to identify why iTV is an effective instructional mode for adult learners and to promote the integration of iTV instruction into lifelong learning and adult education. The popularity of iTV in Europe and the potential of iTV in the United States is introduced first. The theoretical framework that supports the effects of iTV for learning is discussed. Identified later are the reasons why adults want to learn and the forces that influence adults to learn. The potential and benefits of iTV instruction for adult learners will also be addressed. The challenges of such instruction are identified. Finally, conclusions on the importance and potential of iTV instruction for future adult education are presented.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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