ERIC Number: ED271102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Project on Assessing Long Distance Learning via Telecommunications. Project ALLTEL. A Summary Report.
Chaloux, Bruce N.
This summary report describes efforts to bridge developments in the use of technology in delivering higher education services with the traditional roles and responsibilities of state agencies, accrediting bodies, and institutions (Project ALLTEL). Designed to suggest policies and procedures to states and accrediting institutions charged with assessing higher education services delivered by telecommunications, the contents are divided into eight major sections: (1) introduction; (2) project objectives and organization; (3) evolution of the goals statement; (4) development of an institutional profile, i.e., means by which information about an institution's activity via telecommunications can be collected; (5) the legal setting for telecommunications instruction; (6) the final products; (7) the ALLTEL teleconference; and (8) summary and conclusions. The section on final products includes copies of a proposed national strategy for assessing long distance learning through telecommunications, the Statement on Accreditation and Authorization of Distance Learning through Telecommunications, and the Institutional Profile for Telecommunications Instruction. Appendices contain lists of the accreditation task force, authorization task force, legal task force, technology advisory committee, implementation task force, and consultants, as well as the Joint Statement of the Accreditation, Authorization and Legal Task Forces on Assessing Long Distance Learning via Telecommunications. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Washington, DC.