ERIC Number: ED334963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using High Technology in Education--The Northeastern Utah Telelearning Project.
Miller, George T. W., Jr.
The Northeastern Utah Telelearning Project was created in 1985 to remedy problems of meeting core curriculum requirements and providing educational equity in rural schools, and to provide cost effective educational delivery systems to school districts. It was determined that a distance educational computer network using audiographic teleconferencing would allow up to five high schools to participate in simultaneous classroom discussion. The system, which included microcomputers, computer graphics, and telecommunications technology, was used initially by three high school teachers. The stated goals of the project were: (1) the provision of additional instructional programming for secondary and adult students in high school and college course work; (2) the provision of educational equity to all rural students; (3) the expansion of higher education and college credit offerings in rural areas; and (4) the expansion of informational/educational delivery service to all citizens within the area. Three years of successful operation has resulted in quality, cost-effective education for rural students. (3 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Networks, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Equal Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Program Implementation, Rural Schools, School Districts, State Aid, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center, 1100 East Lagoon 124-5, Roosevelt, UT 84066 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Uintah Basin Applied Technology Center, Roosevelt, UT.
Identifiers: Audiographics; Utah
Note: Paper submitted to Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Provo, UT, October 1989). This article is also in: Rural Special Education Quarterly, Volume 9, Number 4, p33-36, Winter 1989.