ERIC Number: ED074896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-26
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An Open University for the Midlands: Why and For Whom?
Brown, Robert D.
This study was designed to determine the characteristics of potential students for a multi-media off-campus approach to college education. The Nebraska program is modeled after England's Open University. Key questions focus on unique student characteristics and needs which would influence course development. Responses from 4,000 adults and high school students were screened to develop a pool of "likely" clientele. This group proved to be significantly different from an uninterested group, but quite heterogeneous in age, education, and interests. These results indicate that planners must attend to individual differences much greater than those encountered in typical on-campus settings. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, February 26, 1973