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In Iowa, the practice of two-way interactive full motion video instruction is embodied in the use of the Iowa Communication Network (ICN). To facilitate innovative practices in distance education, the preservice component of the Iowa Distance Education Alliance's (IDEA) Teacher Education Alliance provided support for pilot projects which had the following goals: (1) support of Iowa teacher educators in innovative use of the ICN for distance education; (2) creation of activities that expand and enhance teacher education experiences; and (3) contribute to the distance education knowledge base. A workshop was conducted over the ICN to introduce a long-term science, mathematics, and technology education reform initiative. Participants' evaluations are presented. Research reports a e provided on projects that included: the preparation of multimedia-based instruction using the ICN, science instruction for students with disabilities, and professional networking opportunities through the ICN. Also included are vision statements by teacher education experts in the fields of foreign language, literacy, mathematics, science, and vocational education that serve as perspectives concerning the application of distance education methods to these disciplines. (AEF)


Computer Assisted Instruction; Computer Networks; Computer Uses in Education; Distance Education; Educational Innovation; Interactive Video; Pilot Projects; Preservice Teacher Education; Teaching Methods; Telecommunications;

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Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction | Online and Distance Education



Interactive Television Preservice Teacher Education Innovative Applications: A Monograph



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