ERIC Number: ED219570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Creation of a Telecommunications Network for Vocational Education in Utah. End of Project Report.
World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
Equipment and programs related to a system of telecommunications for vocational education in Utah were developed and pilot tested. These developments were in response to a need for applying the use of microcomputers in instruction, administration, and training programs. Specific objectives of the project were clerical and staff use of microcomputers, personnel send and receive data files, district personnel send and receive messages from state office, state office personnel access large databases and national computer networks, district personnel remotely access University of Utah computer, and participation in audio conferencing and statewide telecommunication. Project products made available were an autotutorial diskette for microcomputer use, telecommunications network, and integration of the vocational network with larger networks and databases. It was recommended that the Utah State Office of Education, Vocational Education Division, exert vigorous leadership; use microcomputers in collection, processing, and distribution of data; provide training programs; introduce clerical staff to microcomputers; establish an electronic mail network; utilize and build the Utah ERIC to better suit vocational education; and link the Utah Network to national vocational education resources. (Project materials are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Information Processing, Inservice Education, Instructional Systems, Management Systems, Material Development, Microcomputers, Networks, Program Development, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Telephone Communications Systems, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.
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