ERIC Number: ED338202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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The National Technological University Meets a Worldwide Need.
Sarchet, Bernard R.; Baldwin, Lionel V.
A cooperative effort of 29 engineering colleges, Colorado's National Technological University (NTU) is designed to provide career-long engineering education through the use of educational television and teleconferencing. NTU delivers both graduate courses leading to Master of Science degrees and continuing education instruction via communications satellite to more than 242 sites nationwide, including corporations, government agencies, and colleges. Each NTU site is operated by a sponsoring organization, thus emphasizing the relationship between schools and business. The use of educational media in higher education and professional development has resulted in making a wide array of engineering educational services available to practicing engineers as well as engineering students and faculty. Moreover, the satellite delivery system has proved to be exciting and effective. NTU's domestic success has attracted worldwide attention, and international cooperation is being sought for the exchange of information and technical education. (5 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Television, Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Association for Media Based Cont Ed for Engineers