ERIC Number: ED329073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Project NETWORC Final Report.
Nevada State Dept. of Human Resources, Sparks.
The goal of Project NETWORC was to develop a cost-effective model for providing preservice and inservice training in rural areas to individuals interested in working, or already working, with young children with special needs. In cooperation with the department of Instructional Media Services of the University of Nevada, Reno, the project broadcast a four-course series of classes to three pilot sites and then to three replication sites in rural Nevada. The rural classrooms were linked to the university through an audio teleconferencing system, an instructional television system, and facsimile transmitters. The project developed detailed curriculum guides and supplemental videotapes for the four courses, which meet the requirements for Nevada's Early Childhood/Special Education License. Student evaluations of Project NETWORC classes were extremely positive. The average cost of providing a Project NETWORC course in a rural site was approximately $8,000 compared to $18,360 for a continuing education course with a comparable level of instructor-student interaction. This report includes a project activity chart, minutes of advisory council meetings, sample publicity flyers, a list of dissemination activities, lists of project-developed curriculum guides and videotapes, sample student, advisory council, and facilitator evaluations, student information, and cost comparison charts. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Human Resources, Sparks.
Identifiers: Nevada; Project NETWORC
Note: Appendices F and G contain various legibility problems.