ERIC Number: ED214530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Linking Californians for Learning: Next Steps for Telecommunications in California Postsecondary Education. Commission Report 81-28.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
A follow-up to the 1979 report, Using Instructional Media beyond Campus, this report describes a plan for making statewide use of available media for postsecondary education in California. The first of three sections provides a basic inventory of California's telecommunications resources, focusing on electronic means of transmitting information over long distances and time, e.g., television, radio, and telephone. The second section identifies five areas of knowledge as major social needs, including basic adult competencies or survival skills, and employment information and occupational skills, and discusses how these needs can be met on a statewide basis with electronic media. Primary barriers hindering the use of these resources by postsecondary institutions are identified as lack of incentives and coordination and high initial costs, and recommended steps for marshalling the necessary resources to meet the state's educational needs are described in the final chapter. The four appendices include a summary and findings of the first report on telecommunications issued by the commission, a reference list on major societal needs, and catalogs of taped instructional materials for postsecondary use. Six maps, three tables, and two figures illustrating typical cost patterns per student for classroom-intensive courses and technology-intensive telecourses are provided, as well as 19 references and an index. (RBF)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Audiotape Recordings, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Needs, Educational Television, Higher Education, Job Training, Networks, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Public Affairs Education, Public Libraries, Statewide Planning, Telecommunications, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: For related document, see ED 178 085.