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ERIC Number: ED019879
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 18
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GRADUATE ENGINEERING EDUCATION VIA TELEVISION.
FORSMAN, MARION E.
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING INSTALLED IN 1964 A CLOSED CIRCUIT TV NETWORK INTERLOCKING GAINESVILLE, DAYTONA BEACH, ORLANDO, AND PORT CANAVERAL TO PROVIDE GRADUATE ENGINEERING EDUCATION TO A GREATER NUMBER OF STUDENTS, MAINLY EMPLOYEES OF INDUSTRIES. CENTERS ARE CONNECTED THROUGH INTERCITY MICROWAVE CIRCUITS, EACH CIRCUIT CARRYING ONE VIDEO AND TWO AUDIO CHANNELS. LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ORIGINATING FROM EACH CENTER MAY BE SWITCHED INTO THE MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION. WHILE THE PROFESSOR DELIVERING THE LECTURE HAS A LIVE CLASS IN FRONT OF HIM IN THE STUDIO, THE LECTURE IS ALSO TELEVISED TO THE VARIOUS CENTERS WHERE STUDENTS WHAT TO TAKE THE COURSE. A MONITOR ALLOWS HIM TO SEE WHAT IS GOING OVER THE SYSTEM, AND THE TWO-WAY AUDIO SYSTEM ALLOWS STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF LOCATION, TO ASK QUESTIONS AND HEAR THE ANSWERS. QUIZZES ARE PREPARED BY THE LECTURER, MAILED TO CENTERS WHERE THE RESIDENT FACULTY HAND THEM OUT, COLLECT THEM, AND SEND THEM BACK FOR GRADING. A COST ANALYSIS INDICATES THAT IN TERMS OF COST PER STUDENT SEMESTER HOUR, THE EXPENSES ARE APPROXIMATELY THE SAME AS THOSE FOR A GAINESVILLE ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM. CLASSES HAVE EXPANDED FROM AN INITIAL ENROLLMENT OF 32 IN 1964 TO AN ENROLLMENT OF 349 IN 1968. 97 DEGREES HAVE BEEN CONFERRED. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION TO THE 1968 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (NEW YORK, MARCH 18, 1968). (JO)
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Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Daytona Beach); Florida (Gainesville); Florida (Orlando)