ERIC Number: ED196429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Toward Accreditation: Final Report of a National Survey of Graduate Media Educational Programs.
Wilkinson, Gene L.
The Accreditation Committee of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) surveyed 152 graduate level programs in the area of educational technology in order to determine (1) the level and thrust of current professional education programs, (2) the effect of current AECT guidelines on program development, (3) the accreditation standing of programs and institutions, (4) the perceptions of program directors of any possible impact of an accreditation program conducted by AECT, and (5) reactions to alternative AECT activities in support of program development and improvement. From the 105 questionnaires returned, conclusions drawn include the fact that program directors are aware of current efforts on the part of AECT to strengthen graduate programs in educational media and technology, but that such efforts presently have little impact on program design. However, the survey also indicated that there is support from the field for the establishment of a formal active accreditation program conducted by AECT, and that AECT can and should do more in the area of program accreditation. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Accreditation Committee, the Curriculum Commission, and the Board of Directors of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.