ERIC Number: ED115150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Two Planning Studies on Open Learning.
Nolfi, George J., Jr.; Nelson, Valerie I.
This analysis of current and future programs of the Massachusetts State College System examines the potential relationship between the Massachusetts State College System and the providers of Postsecondary Education other than degree-granting colleges and universities that might be established through the Massachusetts Open University, and identifies the special clientele groups that might be serviced by the Massachusetts State College System in cooperation with the proposed Massachusetts Open University. It was found that the open learning network should recognize and legitimize educational activities in non-degree-granting institutions and programs by providing means of certifying some of the existing programs for credit and of examining graduates of other institutions for competency. The target clientele is arranged into three general groups--disadvantaged, "second chance," and those already making use of the existing continuing education system. Discussed are group characteristics and needed services. Also discussed are financial structures for the open learning network and possible means of providing them, including aid to students, institutions, and target groups. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Coll. System, Boston.
Authoring Institution: University Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts