ERIC Number: ED232573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Telecommunications Development: The Role of Institutional Research. AIR 1983 Annual Forum Paper.
Slovacek, Simeon P.
Developments in telecommunications that are being used or could be used in education are reviewed, and the roles institutional researchers can play are explored. Possible roles cited include: identifying existing resources on campus, conducting market research on the needs of potential users, facilitating telecommunications planning efforts, keeping abreast of developments on other campuses and on cable franchising activity within the institution's service area. Examples are drawn from California State University, Los Angeles efforts. Examined are areas such as: the background of telecommunications, cable television franchising, instructional television fixed service (ITFS), teleconferencing, and combining internal communications. It is concluded that the vitality of an Office of Institutional Research is directly related to its ability to assist in helping an institution realize its potential, especially in areas such as telecommunications that present both challenges and potential. (Author/LC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (Toronto, Ontario, May 23-26, 1983).