ERIC Number: ED034439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Linking Universities by Technology: A Report Prepared for the Working Party on Inter-University Communication by the Inter-University Research Unit.
Perraton, H. D.; And Others
A program of inter-university communication was established in England. It explored theoretical possibilities and concluded that the time is ripe to establish a series of experimental exchanges between universities. It explored five major questions. What academic needs did universities feel might be met by co-operation through educational technology? What helped and hindered exchange? Can universities agree on the common production of teaching materials? What is the future of live exchanges? Are simple techniques useful for exchange? A termly bulletin, "University Television Newsletter", was published by the Inter-University Research Unit of the National Extension College, Cambridge. It provides a vehicle for the Unit to inform higher education generally about its work, enables universities to exchange information about available recordings, carries articles which stimulate teaching and experimentation, and provides an abstracting service. The report describes a coherent series of experiments designed to see how far universities could use modern technical means to share their resources. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Audiotape Recordings, Communication Problems, Communications, Cooperative Programs, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Higher Education, Instructor Coordinators, Multimedia Instruction, Shared Services, Slides, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Telephone Communications Systems, Telephone Instruction, Television Curriculum, Television Research, Universities
National Extension College, Cambridge, England ($2.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).