ERIC Number: ED248941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-31
Reference Count: 0
The Outside Line: A Conference on Equalizing Educational Opportunities for Homebound People through Audio Teleconferencing (Phoenix, Arizona, May 31, 1984). The Results Can Speak for Themselves.
Sprawls, Helen; And Others
A transcription is presented of a conference sponsored by Rio Salado Community College (RSCC) to provide information on the use of audio teleconferencing to offer live, interactive classes for the homebound. After an introductory statement on RSCC's Homebound Project, Jan Baltzer provides an overview of the SUNDIAL network, RSCC's audio teleconferencing system, and background on the Homebound Project. Next, Helen Sprawls notes the advantages that the program provides for homebound people and the agencies that serve them, and considers the recruitment and public awareness activities undertaken by RSCC. Jan Davie discusses the program advisement aspects of the Homebound Project, which focus on educational planning for credit and non-credit programs, the selection of goal-related courses, the evaluation of past college credits, and referrals to proper program coordinators. In addition, Davie explains the modifications made to accommodate special needs with respect to registration, equipment, textbooks, and testing. Next, Beverly Harker provides a brief overview of the Senior Adult Lifelong Education Programs offered through the Homebound Project. The next section offers accounts of program involvement by representatives of four agencies involved in serving the homebound, three faculty members, and four students. A summary of small group discussions on the potential impact of the program, desired courses, special client needs, and available resources, and a list of conference participants conclude the report. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.