ERIC Number: ED245096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
ADVOCNET Electronic Telecommunications System. Final Report.
Oldsen, Carl F.
The Electronic Telecommunications System project was conceived to assist in the integration of telecommunications technologies such as electronic mail into adult and vocational education programs. After identifying and evaluating over 20 vendors and electronic mail systems, the researchers selected the ITT Dialcom system as the subject of a three and one-half month field test that involved a network of 16 sites. During the field test, training was provided dealing with the use of Dialcom as both a training and communication network. Planned exercises were sent via electronic mail to illustrate the applicability of the system as well as to ensure practice in its use. No technical problems were encountered and all computer systems and equipment configurations worked satisfactorily during the field test. Based on an analysis of usage data and participants' comments, the researchers concluded the Dialcom compares favorably with systems used previously and that ADVOCNET (Adult and Vocational Education Network) achieved a high degree of applicability and acceptance in a very short time. (This report, which is intended as a planning and implementation guide for installing electronic mail systems for use by adult and vocational education program improvement agencies, includes a brief report on the methodology and results of the field test, a series of recommendations, project cost figures, and the project training activities.) (MN)
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.