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ERIC Number: ED364219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7305-8554-9
Technology Survey Report. Occasional Papers 2.
Tkal, Lucy
This technology survey provides an overview of the educational technology options specifically available in the distance education and open learning arena. It examines technological options and their delivery modes in the context of each application. For each option, a definition is provided. Costs are estimated for each application; and advantages, disadvantages, and availability in Australia are sketched. The following technologies are explored: (1) facsimile transmission; (2) computer mediated communication; (3) audio; (4) audiographic; (5) computer assisted instruction; (6) videoconferencing; and (7) television and teleconferencing. The review of available applications makes it apparent that many organizations in Australia have dabbled in the area of educational technology, but few have evaluated the options formally in terms of their appropriateness for course requirements and learner needs. Three appendixes list features of educational technology, applications, and journals and special interest groups dealing with educational technology. (Contains 54 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales TAFE Commission, St. Leonards (Australia).
Identifiers: Audiographics; Australia; Computer Mediated Communication; Video Technology
Note: A product of the Open Training & Education Network.