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ERIC Number: EJ845758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Interactive Video Technology for Distance Learning: An Assessment of Interactive Video Technology as a Tool
McCarthy, Cheryl A.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v1 n4 p5-31 2004
By comparing two classes (onsite and remote), this study assesses the influence of interactive video technology on how students learn in one library and information science (LIS) distance learning course. Students in this course participated voluntarily in the study by completing a questionnaire, and some elected to participate in a focus group at the end of the course. The results revealed that students in both classes became more comfortable with the technology, had positive attitudes, and achieved the learning objectives for the course. Students identified the top three positive factors that enhanced their learning as (1) class discussions with more diverse perspectives, (2) use and familiarity with the technology, and (3) class interactions. Students identified the top three negative factors that hindered their learning as (1) audio problems, (2) technology glitches and delays, and (3) intimidation to participate by the large screen, with two large classes and talking heads visible to everyone. In conclusion, the benefits of interactive video far outweigh the barriers. (Contains 11 tables and 29 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Rhode Island