ERIC Number: ED216855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination of Continuing Education Materials Via Television Delivery Systems. Final Technical Report and Final Report.
In 1972, the University of Southern California School of Engineering established a 4-channel interactive instructional television network. It was designed to allow employees of participating industries to take regular university science and engineering courses and special continuing education courses at or near their work locations. Final progress reports of two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants which built upon this program are provided in this document. Through NSF funding, semi-public television classrooms were set up in two industrial parks allowing employees from many different small and medium sized companies to pursue part-time degree and continuing education programs. As part of the overall program, (1) special continuing education courses were developed; (2) other courses from other sources representing a broad range of topics were presented; (3) students were able to earn a certificate of Master's degree equivalency in engineering; (4) opportunities were provided for company personnel to preview videotaped courses from other sources which they might use in company training; (5) criteria for evaluating non-university video courses were developed; and (6) efforts to promote the use of this program in particular and video courses in general were made. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.