ERIC Number: ED214492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Towards a Model for Satellite-Based Instruction at the University of Victoria. Report on the ANIK-B Experimental Project, September 1979 to June 1980. Summary Report.
This report on an experimental project in distance education via the ANIK-B satellite, which was undertaken by the University of Victoria in 1979-80, highlights in detail those aspects that could serve as components of a model for a similar effort, and incorporates the pertinent data obtained during a formal evaluation of the project. The report comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the satellite-based instructional system at the specific levels of administration and operation in distance delivery of university programs; assesses the success of the two education courses developed and produced by the project from the participant's viewpoint; assesses the technical viability of operating the satellite-based instructional system at the University of Victoria; and makes recommendations regarding the role of the satellite manager during the experimental period and in the future. The two courses presented, ED-B 435 "Supervision of Instruction" and ED-B 480 "Teaching Reading in the Primary Grades," are discussed in terms of the ad hoc model that evolved. Components of this model include the project team, course components, the course design procedures, field arrangements, and University of Victoria project administration. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Canada; Distance Education; University of Victoria (British Columbia)