ERIC Number: ED192756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Telecommunications in the Training of Rehabilitation Personnel. Final Report.
Bruyere, Susanne M.; Chambers, Anne E.
The purpose of this national short-term training project was to provide trainers of rehabilitation personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed choices when considering telecommunications technology as a delivery approach in training. Training content was designed to provide both an overview of the telecommunications technologies available and an in-depth coverage of an experience with the technology which would be the most immediately accessible to the trainers. The telephone was chosen for in-depth coverage, and a teleconferenced approach was subsequently used to deliver the training in 21 locations throughout the United States. Curriculum content included an overview of existing telecommunications technologies and current applications in the delivery of continuing education and human services. Results of a post-program survey showed that 70 percent of the participants were "likely to very likely" to use teleconferencing in their work. Participants also indicated that they were able to learn new information from the teleconferenced instructional approach. (MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Univ., WA.