ERIC Number: ED253135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Distance Education in the Canadian North: An Annotated Bibliography. Occasional Publication No. 12.
Rosenberg, Gertrude, Comp.
An annotated bibliography on distance education in the Canadian North is presented, covering approximately 120 publications from 1973-1983. Distance education is defined as involving: separation of teacher and learner; influence of an educational organization, which distinguishes it from private study; use of technical media; provision of two-way communication to provide feedback; and some group meetings. The Canadian north includes those areas north of 60 degrees, as well as isolated northern parts of the provinces bordering the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. In addition to a literature search, information on distance education was obtained through a survey of approximately 80 educators. Based on the materials identified through the survey, abstracts and the bibliography were developed. The materials cover distance education offerings and research on distance education, with emphasis on studies that include evaluations. A brief overview of distance education is presented. It is noted that distance education in the Canadian north is a comparatively recent development that is concerned with primary, secondary, and postsecondary education, individual university courses and degrees, and technical, vocational, and management training. Successes and failures of distance education are identified. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, College Programs, Distance Education, Educational Radio, Educational Research, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Telecommunications
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies, 130 Albert Street, Suite 1915, Ottawa, Canada K1P 5G4 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada (North)