ERIC Number: ED181985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Learning and Public Broadcasting.
Kressel, Marilyn, Ed.
This five-part report summarizes the activities and findings of each phase of the Adult Learning and Public Broadcasting Project conducted by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges to examine the use of television in adult education. Part I presents the results of a survey of 1,300 two-year colleges conducted in December, 1978, to assess the extent of television utilization for instruction at these institutions. Some of the findings covered in this section relate to: (1) the different outlets used, including closed circuit systems and public and commercial stations; (2) the financial and operational relationships between colleges and stations; (3) college participation in television consortia; and (4) factors which contribute to or hinder the use of television for instruction. Part II presents six case studies of station/college cooperation based upon on-site visits to three colleges and the headquarters of three college consortia. Part III discusses legal issues posed by federal policies relating to the financing and operation of instructional television. Part IV presents the recommendations of the National Assembly on Community College/Broadcast Cooperation held in September, 1979. Part V outlines selected comments made during a national closed-circuit teleconference conducted by the Public Broadcasting Service to elicit opinions on television in education from 120 public broadcasting stations and over 1,000 postsecondary institutions. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Case Studies, Closed Circuit Television, Commercial Television, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Legislation, Educational Television, Federal Regulation, National Surveys, School Business Relationship, Telecourses, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.