ERIC Number: ED329415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Field Based Preparation of Practicing Teachers Using Distance Education.
Indiana University uses audiographic technology to provide off-campus graduate level training to teachers of at-risk and mildly handicapped students in several rural communities of southern Indiana. The At-Risk Program consists of six credits of academic instruction and six credits of supervised practicum focusing on school- and curriculum-based approaches to assessment and instructional program development. Training activities are developed and delivered in partnership with a local group facilitator. Audiographic technology permits simultaneous transmission of voice communication and graphic images across local telephone lines. Audiographics is interactive and provides users with the capability of speaking with one another, sharing text and graphic images, and annotating images displayed on monitors. Graphics can be stored, sequenced, and used as part of large group presentations, small group conferences, and individual reporting and feedback sessions. Multiple user sites can be networked together in a conference call format. The audiographic network permits trainees to scan and transmit samples of their work to the university instructor for review, feedback, further discussion, and evaluation. Trainees complete practicum projects in their own classrooms in school-based teams. Some additional advantages of audiographics are: (1) it is user friendly; (2) the equipment is portable; (3) scanned images can be stored on hard or floppy disks; and (4) instructors at both sites can control equipment functions. This paper contains 13 references. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audiographics; Indiana University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Joint Conference of the National Rural and Small Schools Consortium and American Council on Rural Special Education (4th, Tucson, AZ, March 18-23, 1990).