ERIC Number: ED248780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Partnerships through Innovative Telecommunications at California State University, Chico.
Meuter, Ralph F.; And Others
California State University (CSU), Chico, has used its relatively isolated location to develop an extensive educational system known as "Instructional Television for Students" (ITFS). Currently, the university is launching plans for new partnerships utilizing satellite technology for the delivery of educational programs. Over the years, the ITFS system at CSU, Chico, has been expanded to a network of 16 remote sites throughout Northeastern California, including community colleges, county school offices, military bases, hospitals, and industries. Off-campus ITFS students can complete a bachelor's degree in a number of fields. In September 1984, CSU, Chico, in a cooperative arrangement with the Hewlett Packard (H-P) Corporation, will provide the first courses in a program leading to the master's degree in computer science. H-P students around the nation will be able to access the Chico collection for educational purposes. Consideration is being given to the potential of new electronic partnerships and the delivery of entire degree programs via satellite. Appendices include maps showing: the 19 campuses of CSU; the service areas of CSU, Chico; and the remote sites served by the Chico ITFS system. Information on ITFS course offerings is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State University Chico
Note: Paper presented at a U.S. Department of Education sponsored conference, "Building Partnerships for Quality Education in Rural America" (Washington, DC, June 28-30, 1984). Some tables may not reproduce well.