ERIC Number: ED210551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Wisconsin's Technical School of the Air.
The Technical Scoool of the Air was developed to deliver video-based courses via boradcast and cable television. The system was designed to implement competency-based instructional courses and programs statewide. An audio visual material production consortium was established to facilitate joint production/acquisition efforts, reduce duplicate production, and increase course quality. Materials in Basic Electricity and AC-DC circuits were first developed and broadcast on educational television. Although the project focus had been postsecondary, Wisconsin high school districts requested and received permission for taping programs off the air for future use. Four courses have been produced or acquired and used in broadcast. Over 3000 students have enrolled in these courses via open broadcast and cablecast. The system has been effective in reaching previously unserved adults and is extremely cost effective from an acquisition/production perspective. It also provides programming software needed to experiment with alternative and innovative delivery systems. Planned activities focus on course identification and purchase, establishment of additional co-production and -funding agreements with other agencies, national distribution of materials, and solicitation of funds. (Appendixes include brochures on the video courses available.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Competency Based Education, Educational Television, Electricity, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Public Television, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Telecourses, Television, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Technical School of the Air; Wisconsin
Note: Paper presented ath the Annual Conference of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981).