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ERIC Number: ED348979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Canadian Distance Educators Meeting (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, July 8-9, 1991).
Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), in cooperation with Laurentian University, convened a 2-day meeting of some 30 Canadian educators to ascertain through discussion and dialogue how best and to what purposes COL might cooperate with institutions and associations involved in distance education in Canada. This report summarizes six presentations that were featured the first day: (1) a keynote address by James A. Maraj, who explained the purposes of the meeting and the functions of COL; (2) Canadian perspectives on distance education by Ross Paul; (3) perspectives on distance education in Canadian universities by Marian Croft and in Canadian institutes and colleges by Tom Norton; (4) a talk on the use of telecommunications/technologies in distance education by John Quigley, which centered around educational telecommunications, educational broadcasting, educational technology, and communications technologies; (5) a discussion of material acquisition and development for distance education by Dennis Irvine, which included a number of challenges that COL faces in these areas; and (6) information on three different distance education networks--Contact North (Gerard Lafrenier), the Telemedicine Centre (Ms. Erin Keough), and CREAD (Pierre Van Der Donckt). Reports by three groups that met on the second day to discuss and make recommendations to COL are then presented. These reports focused on: (1) materials for distance education; (2) the use of technologies and telecommunications in distance education; and (3) infrastructures for distance education. A summary of closing remarks concludes the report, and a list of meeting participants and an agenda for the meeting are attached. (BBM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Canada; Commonwealth of Learning