ERIC Number: ED237303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Technological Delivery Systems.
Kennedy, Don; And Others
A section on technological delivery systems, presented as part of the second Australian National Workshop on Distance Education (Perth, 1983), contains four papers on using technological resources to provide educational services to persons in isolated locations. The first paper, by Don Kennedy, covers the use of satellite broadcasting of course material to reach persons in the community who, for a number of reasons, including isolation, are unable to attend normal scheduled classes. Australia's National Satellite System is seen as ideal for providing high-quality voice communications, transferring data to/from student microcomputers, and providing distribution of audio/video material. Brenton Phillis' paper on using the Telecom system (the Australian telephone network) in education covers schools of the air, teleconferencing products/services available/anticipated from Telecom, and information Telecom needs to provide educational products/services. "Appropriate Technology for Distance Education," by Tony Dean, gives an overview of technological resources, separating interactive systems and resource media now available from those forseen for future use, and examines issues associated with using television in distance education. Colin Dunnett analyzes and evaluates the present status and future of distance education in terms of communication of information in an interactive delivery system and compares it to traditional face-to-face education. (MH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Communications, Audiovisual Instruction, Communications Satellites, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Home Instruction, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Microcomputers, Outreach Programs, Rural Education, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Telephone Communications Systems, Telephone Instruction, Television Teachers
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Interactive Systems; School of the Air (Australia)
Note: Not available separately, see RC 014 480. In: Coping With Curriculum. Nedlands, Western Australia, National Centre for Research on Rural Education. p92-122.