ERIC Number: ED240268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Feasibility Study of Telecommunications and Electronic Technologies Useful to the National Academy for Vocational Education. Final Administrative Report: Year One. Volume II.
Halasz, Ida M.
This study was conducted to help the staff of the National Academy for Vocational Education at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education to determine what methods of electronic communications technology would be feasible for providing inservice training for vocational educators throughout the country. It was determined that the use of such technologies would be helpful in order to serve more clients in more locations at lower costs, especially in a time of rising travel costs and decreasing educational budgets. The technologies addressed in the study were audiotape, telephone, radio, videotext, freeze-frame, electronic blackboard, videotape, videodisc, television, computer, and computer-based instruction. The results of this feasibility study indicate that potential clients' order of preference for a conference was (1) conference out of state, (2) teleconference in state, (3) videotape, (4) telephone conference, (5) audiotape, and (6) proceedings. Based on client preferences and the National Academy's goals for providing distance training, the following technologies were recommended for immediate adoption: a telephone lecture series supplemented with slides and question-and-answer sessions; ad hoc telephone conferences; videotapes of workshop activities and lectures; ad hoc satellite video-conferences with two-way audio for participant questions; more videotape equipment; and satellite disks to receive satellite-transmitted video conferences at the National Center. (Appendixes to the report list vendors, National Center library resources, associations, consortia, and networks.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Audiovisual Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Conferences, Delivery Systems, Educational Innovation, Electronic Equipment, Extension Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Films, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Satellite Facilities, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Telecourses, Telephone Communications Systems, Telephone Instruction, Television, Training Methods, Videotex, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.