ERIC Number: ED135367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Open Learning Systems. A Report of the NAEB to the National Institute of Education.
National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, DC.
This report deals with two basic areas related to open learning system development. It identifies nine functions or operating characteristics which need to be present in a fully complete open learning system. These characteristics deal with the formulation of objectives, the incentives and rewards that students may bring to open learning, the operation of an instructional design process, the economics of open learning systems, the use of technology, the role of evaluation, the separation of teacher and learner, the use of the learner's environment, and the role of community resources. The report calls for the establishment of a national body to be charged with the tasks of developing the open learning system concept in four areas of educational need: creating a new institution, opening up a current institution of higher education, activating an open learning system in a work-study program, and activiating an open learning system in an area of continuing professional education. This agency would also have the responsibility for exploring numerous policy and operational questions that will affect the establishment of open learning systems. A bibliography is provided listing foreign and domestic open learning reports and experiences. (Author/DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Washington, DC.