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ERIC Number: ED233655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning without Going There: Education via Computer Tele/Conferencing.
Cross, Thomas B.
The value of computer teleconferencing, which enables two or more individuals at two or more locations to communicate, is described. In short, computer teleconferencing brings the expert to the student at a time when the student has time to study, and a person can reenter the system at any time that work and home schedules permit. Once a basic knowledge has been achieved, computer teleconferencing is an ideal medium to discuss refinements or continuing education needs. Industries that utilize computer teleconferencing for business needs can also make educational classes available to employees. Unlike computer-assisted instruction, computer teleconferencing allows for genuine communication between instructor and the student. Additional advantages of this approach include the following: self-pacing means that the learner can organize the work for the most logical presentation and has time for reflection and review; instructions are clearer when written rather than spoken; learning independently increases the possibility for relaxed learning; students can communicate with one another; and improved project tracking becomes possible for both students and teachers. The use of computer teleconferencing for conferences and discussion is also discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A