Students who were taught social studies with a mix of traditional methods and cable-related materials learned more and were more deeply engaged than those who were taught solely via conventional techniques, an independent evaluation of a Cable in the Classroom initiative showed. In "Points of View," students learned about Teddy Roosevelt using conventional resources but also streaming video, Interactive access to primary documents and Web cams. They were able to interview a Roosevelt re-enactor and other experts via the Web, gain access to museums and historical collections, and join videoconferences. POV is 1 of 3 projects CIC funded and oversaw to gauge the usefulness of employing cable tech in schools. The results of the other 2 projects will be released later. The project was funded and overseen by CIC in collaboration with Time Warner Cable Albany, C-SPAN, History and Project VIEW, a Dept of Ed-funded program.

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