ERIC Number: ED368329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Distance Education and Supporting Policies. A Workplan.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This document presents a work plan for developing distance education programs delivered by telecommunications and other media to citizens of the state of Washington. It is intended to provide direction for future postsecondary education programs delivered in whole or in part by telecommunications and for a study on how to accomplish this. The plan focuses to a lesser extent on the technical infrastructure and concentrates on a cooperative planning environment and suggested programs for development. Future institutional directions are discussed for six colleges and universities and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Issues of faculty, curricula, costs, coordination, and evaluation are considered, along with some future considerations for out-of-state providers, educational reform, and use of the international electronic network, the Internet. Questions for review before program implementation and recommendations for future study are presented. Appendixes consider advisory forum membership, infrastructure, satellite arrangements, satellite downlink sites, and requirements for a quality program. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Computer Networks, Cooperation, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Guides, Higher Education, Information Networks, Professional Development, Program Development, Research Needs, Resource Materials, Telecommunications, Telecourses
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers: Infrastructure; Internet; Washington