ERIC Number: ED188521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-1
Reference Count: 0
Implications for Change That the British Open University May Have Upon Traditional Higher Education Activities. Occasional Paper No. 3.
Implications of the Open University upon traditional higher education in England and the United States are examined. The history of adult education is reviewed in relationship to working class adults, the Open University, and the traditional British and American higher education. The history of correspondence study and its practical use for instruction in the Open University are discussed, followed by a review of the history of broadcasting, its possible use as a tool for instruction in the homes of the working class, as well as its usefulness by the Open University. Some of the tenets of traditional higher education most likely to be affected by the Open University are considered. The concluding chapter summarizes the effects of the Open University. It is suggested that the American higher education system will adapt and adopt the ideas, methods, motives, and materials of the Open University as efforts are expanded to meet the academic needs of the working class adult. Footnotes and a bibliography are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Conventional Instruction, Correspondence Study, Educational Media, Educational Trends, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Home Study, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Open Universities, Radio, Telecommunications, Television, Traditional Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Leeward Community Coll.
Identifiers: England; Open University (Great Britain); United States