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ERIC Number: ED352046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May-3
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Virginia Satellite Educational Network and Satellite Education Assessment Results.
Gibson, Anna Lee
This paper describes the Virginia Satellite Educational Network (VSEN) and reports the results of an assessment of the program. The purpose of the VSEN, which was developed after the 1988 approval of the Governor's Educational Technology Initiative, is to meet the educational needs of Virginia students, especially in small and rural areas, and to bridge any educational disparities between localities. The paper begins by describing VSEN courses as "live," 50-minute, one-way video, two-way audio interactive presentations that include credit courses for students, staff development programs, and special course offerings. General guidelines, licensure standards, and guidelines for instructors and support staff are also provided. It then reports on a survey of all high school and middle school principals and counselors in Virginia which was conducted in 1991-92 to rate VSEN distance learning classes and other major satellite course providers. Responses on the 452 questionnaires returned are analyzed, and the results are reported. These results provide information on which distance learning providers are used; the frequency and nature of technical difficulties; the kinds of personnel involved in receiving programs; and the geographical distribution of local participants. Discussions of facilitator problems and their training needs and the strengths of distance learning conclude this report. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Virginia Satellite Educational Network