ERIC Number: ED328384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Audiographics Distance Learning: A Resource Handbook.
Bradshaw, Dean H.; Desser, Karen
One of today's most promising and least costly interactive distance learning systems is audiographics--the combined use of voice transmission, computer networking, and telefax transfer of materials. This handbook is a guide for educators interested in developing an audiographics program. Section I looks at reasons why both rural and urban educators have turned to audiographics and the ways it is used in different school settings. Section II compares features and costs of two-way television, one-way television with audio return, and audiographics. Section III describes audiographics hardware and software, system capabilities and suggested accessories, and software systems marketed by vendors. Section IV outlines steps in procuring and installing an audiographics systems, emphasizing the importance of installing a complementary telephone system. Section V offers advice from teleteachers and school administrators on how to set up school schedules and teacher training for audiographics. Section VI lists some teaching strategies that audiographics users have found effective, and gives examples of materials created by teleteachers. Section VII looks at distance learning's future. Appendices contain a glossary of major technology terms, evaluation data about the effectiveness of audiographics, addresses of distance-learning educators willing to be resource persons, and prices and vendors of audiographics hardware and software. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.