A Case Study of North Dakota Interactive Video Network at North Dakota State University
Cummings, Tamara Annette
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North Dakota State University (NDSU) has delivered courses utilizing the North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN) since 1989. The technology used an Integrated Services Digital Network but switched to Internet Protocol in 2001, greatly expanding the locations served. NDSU student and institutional data was collected but never examined. The collected data examined for this study included course and credit numbers, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, and IVN locations. An analysis of the data found that the student enrollments did not increase at the same rate as the IVN locations. There were differences in the findings of the undergraduate and graduate data in terms of courses offered, student enrollments and financial impact. The conclusion is the North Dakota Interactive Video Network had a positive influence on NDSU in both undergraduate and graduate areas but in different aspects. Some aspects are direct and measurable, while others are indirect and need more study.