Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Martha Bruckner


There is a rapidly growing acceptance for using distance learning to make courses and other learning opportunities available to students who ho not have easy access to courses taught in traditional classroom settings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effective use of Interactive Television (ITV) technology as perceived by 130 students in rural northeastern high schools in Nebraska. The study was a descriptive research study, representing 25 high schools in northeastern Nebraska. A survey procedure was utilized to explore the effectiveness of ITV technology as a teaching and learning tool as perceived by the students. Surveys were delivered to the site coordinators of the Eastern Nebraska Distance Learning Consortium (EN-DLC) and were completed by the students during the spring semester of the 2000-2001 school year. The intent of this survey study was to determine the overall effectiveness of ITV technology courses as perceived by the students. Six questions were identified by the researcher to help to determine program effectiveness. The results are summarized below.


A Field Project Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Specialist in Education Major: Educational Administration Omaha Nebraska. Copyright Kevin M. Nolan May, 2002