ERIC Number: ED042079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Instant Information on Continuing Education in Metro.
Ross, David E.
Surveys were conducted in 1969 to evaluate the usefulness of the metropolitan Toronto Continuing Education Directory, a 424 page work giving course titles, organizations, locations, days and hours, duration, starting dates, prerequisites, qualifications awarded, and other pertinent data. Over 200 copies went free to public libraries, university extension divisions, and community colleges; others were purchased by various users, especially in industrial personnel and counseling. Questionnaire returns of 80%, and personal interviews with professionals, indicated great interest in the Directory. A Metropolitan Information Centre of Continuing Education, with a computer-based file management system, has been established in the Central Library building; it will function as a fact-finding, information sharing, training and demonstration facility for students, and as an aid to course sponsors and professionals. It will produce a revised Directory, test and evaluate other effective means of providing information, and develop packaging and communication methods designed to reach the functionally illiterate, disadvantaged, or other public not now involved in adult education. (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metro Information Center on Continuing Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario (Toronto)