ERIC Number: ED172722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Post Secondary Education Through Telecommunications. Final Report of Twelve CY 1974 Work Assignments to the National Institute of Education.
McBride, Jack G.
Described are the investigatory procedures, research and development, and achievements and conclusions for each of 12 work assignments for the 13-month period from January 1, 1974 through January 31, 1975 relating to the University of Mid-America (UMA). UMA is a regional consortium, comprised of the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Iowa State University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Nebraska. The projects were in the areas of: curriculum planning for open learning; alternative approaches to courseware development: costs and procedures; cost analysis and comparison; a five-year plan of operations and a five-year expenditure and income projection; administrative structures and plans for the State University of Nebraska; a prototype resource center and operational plans for a series of intrastate resource centers; evaluation and acquisition of existing courseware, and adaptation to the State University of Nebraska's needs; broadcast and other open-learning delivery systems; a plan to broaden the open-learning fiscal base to include private and other public sources; course development of two working prototype open-learning multimedia courses; planning for systematic development and evaluation of eight additional courses; and formative and summative evaluation of the open-learning courseware and delivery system. A variety of appendixes constitute more than half of the document. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Consortia, Costs, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, External Degree Programs, Financial Support, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Program Descriptions, Regional Programs, Resource Centers, State Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. State Univ. of Nebraska.