ERIC Number: ED240993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The University of the West Indies Distance Teaching Project. Report to the Advisory Council. ACEP 7.
Lalor, Gerald C.
The three papers in this report relate to the development and activities of the University of the West Indies Distance Teaching Project (UWIDITE), through which the University of the West Indies (UWI) is continuing experiments on the use of telecommunications to extend its regional services. A report to the advisory council, the first paper, summarizes the UWIDITE Project to date and discusses preliminary studies that led to recommendations for a small system to be used for inservice teacher training for challenge examinations, agricultural extension, and health training. Discussion of UWIDITE covers funding, objectives, initial programs, present status, equipment, maintenance, training, technical assistance, evaluation, present network uses, programs being prepared, project administration, advisory committee, conclusions, and suggestions. The second paper, "Developing Study Guides and Workbooks for Programs," lists UWIDITE program development services, and provides guidelines for the preparation of student materials for distance teaching programs. These guidelines suggest inclusion of a general introduction and course introduction, and suggest course development techniques. The third paper, "Interactive Distance Teaching," is a synopsis of strategies to make effective use of interactive audio through humanizing the experience and grouping the participants, preparation of course materials, encouraging discussion, and making listening easier. (LMM)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Extension Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Interaction, Material Development, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Study Guides, Teacher Certification, Telecommunications, Universities
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica).