ERIC Number: ED227731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Learners' Needs Through Telecommunications: A Directory and Guide to Programs.
Lewis, Raymond J.
Seventy postsecondary programs that use one or more telecommunications technologies to serve learners are described, and current patterns and trends, and projections about future problems and possibilities, are discussed. The purpose of the guide is to encourage educators to focus attention on the educational problem before considering which, if any, electronic technology is appropriate. There is an emphasis on technological applications that address the educational needs of learners rather than administrative needs. In addition, programs that have a capacity to serve off-campus as well as on-campus students are emphasized. The guide is broad in scope, including most types of postsecondary organizations (i.e., colleges, universities, vocational/technical institutes, libraries, hospitals, professional associations); all forms of telecommunications technologies (audio, video, computer); and all educational levels (basic skills, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and adult continuing education). Additional contents include: highlights of each program; charts describing the educational missions and telecommunications technologies of different types of organizations; a glossary of technical terms; and index listings, which include organizations, programs, states, and academic subjects. (SW)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Communications, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Consortia, Delivery Systems, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Media Selection, Open Universities, Postsecondary Education, Professional Associations, Teacher Role, Technical Institutes, Telecommunications, Videotape Recordings
Center for Learning and Telecommunications, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($45.00, 10 or more $35.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.