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Author(s): William E. Souder

Title: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRADITIONAL VS SATELLITE DELIVERY IN THREE MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

Publ: The American Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 7 No. 1

Publ. Year: 1993

Pages: 37-53

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a “natural experiment” that directly compared traditional classroom and distance learning settings. The distance learners performed better than the traditional learners on several dimensions. It appears that the distance learners’ higher levels of maturity, experience, “kindred spirit,” enthusiasm, and sense of responsibility contributed to their performance, and that these conditions might be vital to successful distance learning. This study also reinforces the importance of giving quick feedback on homework to distance students, and the importance of frequent telephone or other electronic media contacts between the instructor and the distance students. Additional information useful for designing effective distance learning programs was collected.

Author(s): Elaine D. Martin and Larry Rainey

Title: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDE IN A SATELLITE-DELIVERED HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE COURSE

Publ: The American Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 7 No. 1

Publ. Year: 1993

Pages: 54-61

Abstract: This study investigated the effect of satellite-delivered instruction on student achievement and attitude in a high school anatomy and physiology course. The experimental group included students from seven high schools enrolled in the satellite-delivered course. The control group consisted of students from seven high schools in which classroom teachers provided instruction. An experimental versus control matched-pair design was used in the study. Two hypotheses were tested using the t-test for dependent samples. The findings show that there was no significant difference between the experimental group and control group in attitude toward anatomy and physiology. However, on the achievement test the mean post-test score of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group.

Author(s): Paul M. Biner

Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD  TELEVISED COURSES

Publ: The American Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 7 No. 1

Publ. Year: 1993

Pages: 62-73

Abstract: This article describes a method for developing a customized, empirically-based attitudinal assessment instrument. Issues relating to the effective administration of the instrument and to faculty resistance are discussed. The authors suggest that the structured assessment of student attitudes toward distance delivery made possible by such an instrument is an important initial step in the overall evaluation process.