ERIC Number: ED184466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Study in Distance Learning Systems: Costa Rica's Universidad Estatal a Distancia.
Rumble, G. W. S. V.
A case study of Costa Rica's Universidad Estatal a Distancia, an Open University school with a distance learning system, is presented. Areas of discussion include characteristics of the country, the educational system of Costa Rica, and the university. Specific topics include: the physical setting of Costa Rica; the population; the economy; communications; the political situation; the educational system since the early 1970's; the national plan for higher education 1976-1980; origins of the Universidad Estatal a Distancia; characteristics of students; programs of study; curriculum development; television and radio instructional programs; student admission, registration, and records; types of student assessment, and the organizational structure of the university. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Admission, College Programs, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Radio, Educational Television, External Degree Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Open Universities, Physical Geography, Politics, School Organization, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Evaluation
The Open University, Centre for International Cooperation and Services, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, Bucks, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica