ERIC Number: ED213327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
New Technologies for Higher Education. 1981 Current Issues in Higher Education, No. 5.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
The applications of telecommunications technology, computers, and other technologies are addressed in five papers. In an overview, Raymond J. Lewis, Jr. suggests that colleges and universities are finding that telecommunication technologies offer cost effective ways of reaching adult learners, and that open broadcast television has been the primary vehicle for reaching off-campus students. In "What Makes a Telecourse?" Rodger A. Pool discusses television programs for instruction, the study guide, textbooks and reading, examinations, assignments, support services, and important new roles for the course instructor. In "Curriculum Issues in Telecommunications," Adele F. Seeff cites models of the educational use of telecommunications and describes the telecourse delivery system and full curriculum for off-campus students at the British Open University. A national consortium that is developing an American analogue is also described. In "Administration Issues in Telecommunications," Marlowe Froke suggests three major models by which new developments may be evaluated for inclusion in existing higher education institutions: the instructional services model, the miscellaneous model, and the open-learning model. In "Adapting to the Computer Revolution," John H. Strange suggests that the computer revolution is important to higher education because it will change the nature of work in society and will increasingly become a personal tool available to many people and will provide new means for transmitting data and instruction to the population without regard to their location. Additionally, business is beginning to invest in the use of computers for employee instruction and there will be an increasing amount of instructional software available. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Consortia, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Microcomputers, Models, Nontraditional Education, Open Universities, Part Time Students, Teacher Role, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Telecourses
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Open University (Great Britain)
Note: Selected papers presented at the Annual National Conference of the American Association for Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 1981).