ERIC Number: ED220934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Consortium Approach: Preserving College Decision-Making.
Dolce, Philip C.
The use of sophisticated instructional methodologies involving applications of educational technology has been largely accepted by institutions of higher education. How these methodologies can be used in an organized and systematized way remains unresolved. Reductions in the power and prestige of individual institutions under state-mandated master plans, the failure of the master plans to accommodate media-based instruction, opposition to introduction of technological developments on some campuses, and the lack of interest displayed by national media organizations have all hampered development of systematic approaches. A possible answer to this situation is the creation of regional consortia. Such consortia should be large enough to have an impact and yet small enough to allow each member institution a significant voice in the consortium's decision-making processes. The formation of a national association of these regional consortia could allow national planning based on local realities that might not be given enough weight under a federally-sponsored centralized program. For illustrative purposes, this document includes brief descriptions of four regional consortia that coordinate the use of educational technology at several institutions of higher education. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Higher Education, National Programs, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.