ERIC Number: ED255693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Technologies in the Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education System. A Resource Guide for Implementation and Utilization.
Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Administrators' Association.
A study was conducted in Wisconsin to determine which electronic technologies were currently in place, being implemented, and/or being considered for implementation in the state's 16 Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education (VTAE) districts. All 16 of the VTAE districts were surveyed in order to describe the electronic technologies currently being used at each institution, the extent to which the technologies have been implemented, and the details of these technologies. The results of the survey indicated that the 16 VTAE districts are substantially involved with 78 new and emerging electronic technologies. The degree of involvement varied among districts and included research, experimentation, operation, and significant experience with the technology applications. The most common applications within the VTAE system were word processing, computer-assisted design, optical scanning (grading, testing, etc.), internal closed-system educational television, and online student registration. More than 40 of the applications were in the areas of instructional delivery and classroom use, with the remainder being in administrative and student support. The least-implemented applications were low-power educational television, call-up educational programming, work cells used in instruction, instructional television fixed service, and computer teleconferencing. (The bulk of this report consists of information on each of the 78 electronic technologies in use in the Wisconsin VTAE system. For each of the technologies, the predominant features are listed: benefits; barriers; population served; cost for installation, equipment, personnel and operation; and advice.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Closed Circuit Television, Computer Oriented Programs, Delivery Systems, Educational Equipment, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, State Programs, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Administrators' Association.