ERIC Number: ED230097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Distance Education in Ontario Universities.
Smith, W. A. S.; Snowden, B. L.
Ontario Universities' current and planned involvement with distance delivery of university level educational opportunities was reviewed. Additional considerations were: the feasibility of a cooperative approach to distance education, the organizational approach to expanding cooperation among the universities and between the universities and TVOntario, and the desirability of developing additional opportunities for adult part-time students. Findings include the following: about 16,000 Ontarians are being served through university credit programs offered through distance education techniques; 25,000 to 30,000 additional Ontarians are likely to be attracted to distance education opportunities; Laurentian University, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University now have significant programs of distance study; and TVOntario is providing significant services through distance technologies in cooperation with postsecondary education. A coordinated approach to providing distance education is recommended, including a consortia of universities and working groups of university and agency representatives. Appended materials include an extensive bibliography and a TVOntario progress report entitled, "Toward an Interuniversity Service to Provide Media Supported Distance Education in Ontario" (Ignacy Waniewicz). (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Television, Enrollment Trends, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
The Council of Ontario Universities, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, M5S 2T4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers: Distance Education; Ontario; TVOntario