ERIC Number: ED249835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Telecourses and Learning Laboratory Utilization: A Survey to Identify the Learner Population and Their Utilization Patterns for Long Range Planning.
Murray, David R.
Information on a telecourse program at the University of Kentucky is provided, based on a survey of the user population of the media-based educational program. This population consisted of 88 adult learners and other more nontraditional students. The telecourses were one component of the instructional system, which included printed materials, seminars, and academic support services. Generally, the survey provided insights into some of the educational opportunities afforded these students through the use of telecourses within a learning laboratory. The following characteristics of the students are identified: age group distributions; class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, and other); marital status; and type of occupation. Information on utilization patterns (i.e., frequency of lab visits and number of tapes used per visit) is also presented. Reasons for course enrollment are identified, as are reasons for utilizing the learning laboratory facility. Finally, strengths and weaknesses of the program, and implications for the future of the program are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Kentucky