ERIC Number: ED246874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey on Uses of Distance Learning in the U.S.
Downing, Diane E.
A December 1983 survey queried the chief state school officers of the 50 states on the extent to which distance learning techniques are used in public education in their states. Respondents were asked to focus on interactive forms of distance learning, such as audio and video teleconferencing. A total of 28 states (56%) responded, with the following 14 states indicating that there were no current projects involving distance learning in their states and no plans for future implementation: Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee. A wide range of current activities and future plans in distance learning technologies were indicated by the remaining 14 states of Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming. Individual responses of the state departments of education are presented for each of 10 questions covering resources, financing formulas, numbers of projects or sites, training required of teachers, subject areas involved (basic skills, languages, science) and types of courses (full course, motivational, supplemental) being delivered by distance technologies, course development, state accreditation, administrative uses of telecommunications, and state-level planning for the future. The survey instrument and a list of respondents are appended. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.