ERIC Number: ED224957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Utilizing Telecommunications for Non-Traditional Instruction in the North Carolina Community College System. Project Final Report.
Julian, Augusta A.
A project provided information to North Carolina community college users on telecommunication instruction and assisted officials at those community colleges, technical colleges, and technical institutes that were interested in offering broadcast television, cable television, or radio courses. A research survey of telecourse students examined student characteristics and attitudes as well as the effectiveness of telecourse components and strategies. In coordination activities, project staff organized the regional structure that helped promote cooperation and coordination among participating institutions and agencies. A regional consortium structure was proposed and adopted. In addition to memos and newsletters, the project provided to participating colleges consulting and information services on the use of technology, particularly in the areas of telecourse administration and operation. Conclusions reached were that broadcast telecourses attracted adult students who were similar demographically to those in on-campus courses; that the reasons for telecourse enrollment were convenience of time and place, interest in course content, and educational credit; and that the instructional quality of telecourse materials was satisfactory. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately two-thirds of the document, include instruments and results, sample project materials, and operational guides from institutions offering telecourses.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Community Colleges, Consortia, Consultation Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Radio, Educational Research, Educational Television, Information Services, Institutional Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Cooperation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Telecommunications, Telecourses, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Occupational Education Research Services.
Authoring Institution: Durham Technical Inst., NC.; North Carolina Consortium for Instructional Telecommunications, Durham.