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    1. 1. POINT, CLICK, AND LEARN February 20, 2003
    2. 2. PRESENTERS <ul><li>Rhonda Hefner-Packer, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Programming Team Leader </li></ul><ul><li>PeachStar Education Services Division </li></ul><ul><li>rpacker @ gpb .org </li></ul><ul><li>C. Blaine Carpenter, Ph.D </li></ul><ul><li>Director, PeachStar Education Services Division </li></ul><ul><li>A Division of Georgia Public Broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>bcarpenter @ gpb .org </li></ul>
    3. 3. Summary of Presentation <ul><li>Introduction to PeachStar </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Information Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introduction to PeachStar <ul><li>PeachStar Education Services, a division of Georgia Public Broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Mission is to “Provide high quality educational resources that enrich, inform, and support the Georgia learning community.” </li></ul>
    5. 5. PeachStar’s Delivery Systems <ul><li>Satellite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Channel 410; Channel 420; Channel 430 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GPTV Overnight </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite, Internet and Audio Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Internet and CD </li></ul><ul><li>Internet (video streaming) </li></ul>
    6. 6. About PeachStar’s Video Streaming Service <ul><li>Partnership formed with United Learning to provide a web-based video-on- demand service for all Georgia Schools. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Features of PeachStar’s Video Streaming Service <ul><li>1500+ K-12 educational video programs </li></ul><ul><li>Segmented into 15,000+ video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Correlated to Georgia QCC Standards </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access via username and </li></ul><ul><li>password </li></ul><ul><li>No cost to the school system </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Launched in August, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Accessed by more than 1100 Georgia schools in 173 school systems during the first year </li></ul><ul><li>More than 150,000 videos viewed in first year </li></ul><ul><li>More than 27,000 videos viewed and downloaded during the first year </li></ul><ul><li>PeachStar Web Site </li></ul>Utilization of PeachStar’s Video Streaming Service
    9. 9. A Sample Lesson <ul><li>Here is an example of how some teachers are utilizing this PeachStar resource in their lessons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration of the streaming site using a Sample Lesson Plan designed by a Georgia teacher. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Benefits – Curriculum and Instruction <ul><li>Addresses Georgia’s Technology Integration QCC Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses Congresses’ recommendation to “Revise outdated regulations that impede innovation and replace them with approaches that embrace anytime, anywhere, any place learning.” </li></ul>
    11. 11. Benefits – Student Learning <ul><li>Sample: 1700 middle grades students in 4 rural Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>school systems </li></ul><ul><li>Design: Quasi-experimental </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Control group: text-based instruction used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experimental group: video streaming used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Differences in test scores between the experimental and control groups were statistically significant. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In all cases the experimental groups scored higher than the controls on assessments administered to determine retention and recall of content taught. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions: Video streaming enhances student learning </li></ul>
    12. 12. Options For Your System <ul><li>Option 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Using the PeachStar Site via Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stream or download content via Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No significant technology issues reported throughout Georgia using this method </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Option 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting the video content locally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stream or download via LAN/WAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Management of Internet Traffic </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Information Sources <ul><li>PIPELINE Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>PeachStar Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Educators-In-Residence </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Presentations and Exhibits </li></ul>
    14. 14. Contact Information <ul><li>Telephone Numbers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PeachStar Main Number (404) 685-2550 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toll Free 1 (888) 501-8960 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PeachStar Fax Number (404) 685-2556 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mailing Address: </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Public Broadcasting PeachStar Education Services Division 260 14 th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 </li></ul>
    15. 15. Questions?