College Students Assessment of Teaching by Television.Report as inadecuate

College Students Assessment of Teaching by Television. - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

This paper examines college student assessment of teaching by television at Eastern Kentucky University. Teaching by television in Kentucky is facilitated through the Kentucky Telelinking Network (KTLN). This statewide, two-way compressed video system connects main campus and extended campus sites by digital land lines to a regional "hub." Students in extended campus sites can see and hear an instructor teaching from the main campus and be engaged in interactive discourse. Students in two different undergraduate courses were surveyed on their attitudes toward teaching by television at the middle of the semester and at the end of semester, at both the main and extended campus locations. Students responded to nine items pertaining to general information, attitudes towards KTLN classes, technical aspects of the interactive TV class, and logistical support. Mid-semester and end of semester results were compared. Responses relating to whether students learned as they would in a traditional class, and their confidence and comfort level with a KTLN class remained the same or increased for both classes, at the main and extended campus locations. In both classes, students' perceptions of the advantages of a KTLN class outweighing the disadvantages increased for the main campus site, but stayed the same for the extended campus location. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/SWC)

Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education, Educational Television, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys

Author: Hinton, Samuel; Oleka, Sam O.


Related documents