ERIC Number: ED242342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Master Plan for the Use of Telecommunications for Instruction and Community Services in the Peralta Community College District.
Holleman, John J.
A study was conducted to investigate: the types of telecommunications systems available for the delivery of instructional material at higher education institutions; coordinated and integrated telecommunication systems being used by educational institutions, the military, and industry in the United States and other countries; and the current state of telecommunications in the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) and potential for expansion. A review of the literature on telecommunications technologies, and site visits and interviews conducted in the PCCD led to the following conclusions: (1) an extensive telecommunications technology, including radio, broadcast and cable television, instructional television fixed service (ITFS), microwave, slow-scan television, satellite television, and videodisc, is being used to deliver education to non-traditional and distant learners; (2) the PCCD can expand its alternative instructional and community services programs through the development of an integrated, coordinated telecommunication system; and (3) the PCCD has the basic facilities, equipment, and staff necessary to expand its telecommunications operations into a model system. A 5-year plan for the sequential development of a telecommunication system for the district was recommended. Appendices include an inventory of the PCCD telecommunications equipment, a proposed space utilization plan, ITFS authorization information, equipment and personnel requirements, and an outline of the 5-year plan. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Peralta Community College District CA
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University.