ERIC Number: ED331474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Charting the Courses of Distance Education in a Wider Europe.
This report presents an overview of the distance education systems currently operating in Europe. The first chapter discusses the factors influencing growth of job training requirements in Western Europe. The qualitative trend in training requirements is discussed in chapter two, particularly new consumer habits. The role of the media in self-instruction and independent study is examined in chapter three, as well as the effect of media on institutions and mass media selection in education and industry. Chapter four outlines a new comprehensive infrastructure for Europe that includes regional resource and grouping centers, communications satellites for training, data networks, and international organizations. Chapter five discusses distance education in Europe, new technical systems, and the development of legislation and regulations. Finally, the Council of Europe policies are described for the areas of study, research and training, organization and information, regulation, and policy requirements. It is concluded that a new organization of distribution systems and information networks for European distance education must be clarified if the changing dimensions of training needs and continuing education are to be accommodated. (34 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).