ERIC Number: ED134239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Domestic Utilization of Communication Satellites for Education.
Morgan, Robert M.
It is suggested that a major weakness in individualized instruction has been the failure to provide for adequate Instructional Management Information Systems. This is a defect which can be remedied by linking such programs to more sophisticated and more readily accessible instructional data processing centers. An effective application of the satellite's communications versatility may be to provide the communication linkage between user schools and a large computer system centralized at the state or on a regional basis. Another approach to individualization on a course by course basis is Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) and is advocated as an operational model for wider use. Such use could be expanded by local schools having real time access to centralized instructional data processing facilities. More precise information about instructional objectives, individual student progress and teaching resources characterize both individualized instruction and CMI. With such information available to the student, the teacher and the administrator, orderly and systematic use as a teaching resource, can be made of adult volunteer teaching aids and peer tutors. Research has shown that these can be inexpensive and powerful adjuncts to instruction when properly supported and used. A selected bibliography is included with this paper. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Educational Applications of Satellites (Arlington, Virginia, February 2-3, 1977). For related documents, see IR 004 458-468