ERIC Number: ED345886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Remote Schooling & Information Technology (A Guide for Teachers).
Robson, Joan, Comp.; And Others
This booklet presents an overview of various techniques for remote education presently being used in Australian schools. It is intended as a teacher's resource, introducing the topic and promoting the development of contacts and establishment of communication links. Following a brief history of remote learning in Australia, the distance education methods are described. Many descriptions include examples of uses, contact persons using the method, hardware needed, and typical costs. The section on audio learning methods includes audio tapes, telephone, teleconferencing, a telephone amplification system, and one-way and two-way radio. The visual learning methods discussed are television, video tapes, interactive videodiscs, CD-ROM, computer-supported learning, video conferencing, microwave video, and UHF video. Electronic methods described are facsimile, electronic mail, bulletin boards, the electronic writing board, databases, computer managed instruction, and the electronic classroom. The section on transmission links includes the telephone line, satellite, packet radio, microwave link, Integrated Services Digital Network (an upgraded telephone network), and HF/VHF radio. Curriculum ideas and professional development models are noted and the use of technologies in the Australian states and territories is summarized. This booklet contains about 100 references and a glossary. Appendices list Australian educational radio stations, describe distance education teaching methods, and provide over 100 contacts. The accompanying videotape (not included) shows students and teachers using telecommunications and electronic equipment in educational settings. (SV)
Descriptors: Costs, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Resource Materials, Rural Education, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications
Australia Catholic University, P.O. Box 256, Dickson, Australian Captital Territory, 2602 Australia (booklet and video, $30 Australian, plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian Catholic Univ., Canberra. Signodou Campus.
Note: The video referred to is not available from ERIC.