ERIC Number: ED347311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Experiences in Distance Education. Report of a Conference (Kingston, Jamaica, July 14-16, 1990).
University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica).; Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
These proceedings present three opening speeches, eight presentations, and a summary of the presentations from a 3-day conference at which distance teaching practitioners from selected institutions shared their experiences. The opening address (Alister McIntyre) is followed by a speech (Dennis Irvine) that discusses the Commonwealth of Learning, an organization set up to promote cooperation between institutions using distance education and applying communication technologies to education. The main address (Carlyle Dunkley) focuses on the potential and impact of using distance education for teacher training and professional upgrading. The following presentations describe the organization, impact, and likely developments of the distance teaching programs of eight institutions: "The University of the West Indies Teaching Experiment" (Gerald Lalor); "Distance Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland" (Erin Keough); "Distance Teaching at the University of Otago" (Penny Love); "The Philosophy and Role of Teleconferencing in Distance Education" (Claire Matthewson); "Distance Education at Laurentian University" (Gerard La Freniere); "Teaching by Distance at the University of Waterloo" (Christopher Knapper); "Presentation on the Open University" (Judith Calder); and "Computer-Based Learning at Nova University" (Barry Centini). Other contents are "Issues and Problems Identified in the Presentations" (Dennis Irvine), conclusion, and participant list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Multimedia Instruction, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Teacher Education, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica).; Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Commonwealth of Learning; Laurentian University ON; Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada); Nova University FL; Open University (Great Britain); University of Otago (New Zealand); University of the South Pacific (Fiji); University of the West Indies (Jamaica); University of Waterloo (Ontario)