ERIC Number: ED217890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Telecommunications for Alaska. Volume I: Executive Summary.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Educational Technology and Telecommunications.; YAF Associates, Rockville, MD.
The first of four volumes, this executive summary briefly discusses the educational situation in Alaska in terms of geography, climate, and ethnic groups; reviews the state's involvement in the National Institute of Education's Education Satellite Communication Demonstration; describes project management and introduction of the innovations; and reports on the three systems developed by the Educational Telecommunications for Alaska Project, which was undertaken in 1977 to provide support for schools throughout the state. The Administrative Communications Network, which provides administrative and instructional support among the state's 52 school districts, Regional Resource Centers, and the State Department of Education, is reviewed in terms of objectives, electronic mail box (EMS) operation, a user evaluation, and its current status. The objectives of the Alaska Knowledge Base System are outlined, and information is provided on its implementation, database content, and access to the database, as well as its current status. A description of the Individualized Study by Telecommunications (IST) system includes the objectives, the IST model, pre-operational evaluation of course effectiveness and student and teacher attitudes, and cost effectiveness. A brief glimpse of the future closes the report. (JL)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Communications Satellites, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Information Networks, Microcomputers, Objectives, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Telecommunications
Photographs will not reproduce.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Educational Technology and Telecommunications.; YAF Associates, Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Alaska; Educational Telecommunications for Alaska Project
Note: For related documents, see ED 162 611, ED 184 518, and IR 010 511-513.