ERIC Number: ED058754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Communications and University Teaching With Particular Reference to the Caribbean.
Inter-University Research Unit, Cambridge (England)
Because of the critical situation faced by higher education today and the world shortage of educational resources, it might be necessary to provide links between the traditionally autonomous universities of the Commonwealth so that they can share their resources for teaching and research. Experiences within Britain and North America have suggested that educational technology--film, television, sound tape, and satellite--can be an effective way for universities to share. Discussions at the University of Guyana and the University of the West Indies and correspondence and discussions with representatives of other Commonwealth universities have shown that exchanges of this kind would help meet the needs felt by the universities. Further discussions about the practical obstacles to the exchange of teaching indicated that the technical difficulties will rapidly become easier to solve and that costs will go down. A five-year program of research and action with technology, education, comparative studies in the social sciences, and Afro-Asian studies should be undertaken to provide more information about the potential of links between universities. (SH)
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Sponsor: Commonwealth Foundation (England).
Authoring Institution: Inter-University Research Unit, Cambridge (England)