ERIC Number: ED271182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Telelearning Models: Expanding the Community College Community. Nine Case Studies Showing How Colleges, Alone or in Partnerships, Creatively Utilize New Delivery Systems to Reach a Variety of Student Clienteles. AACJC Issues Series No. 3.
Zigerell, James, Ed.
Each of the nine articles in this monograph demonstrates the use of a particular telecommunications technology, or a mixture of technologies and media at particular community colleges. Following an introduction by James Zigerell, the monograph presents (1) "Teleconferencing: The Homebound Project at Rio Salado College," by Helen Sprawls, which shows how a telephone in the home or hospital room can offer a direct line between instructor and student; (2) "Audiocassette: A Literature Course from the Bay Area Community College Television Consortium," by George A. Willey, which offers an example of the instructional potential of audio for both direct and supplemental instruction; (3) "Videocassette: Telecourses from the Northern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative," by Ralph G. Steinke, which explains how a community college consortium offers courses on videocassette in campus learning centers and public libraries; (4) "Videodisc: A Report on Science Laboratory Simulations," by Peter J. Dirr and Victoria Murphey, which discusses a project using videodiscs to simulate science laboratory experiences; (5) "Slide/Tape Modules: Developing Learning Materials in the North Carolina Rural Renaissance Consortium," by Norman Petty, which reports on how a newspaper article was utilized to develop adult learning modules for distance learners; (6) "Educational Access Cable: The Telecommunications System at Kirkwood Community College," by Richard Gross, which describes a model system that combines relatively inexpensive technologies to serve both an urban district and a rural area; (7) "Television: A Computer Course by TVOntario Academy," by David Walker, which shows how broadcasters and educators can work together in extending education and training; (8) "Satellite: The Learning System in British Columbia," by Kathleen Forsythe and Valerie Collins, which demonstrates how a satellite learning system can overcome adult learners' lack of time and problems of distance without sacrificing instructional quality; and (9) "Multimedia: The College of the Air at Mercer County Community College," by George Schwartz, which describes a program employing both broadcast and non-broadcast media to bring educational opportunities to area residents. (RO)
Descriptors: Audiotape Cassettes, Cable Television, Communications Satellites, Community Colleges, Consortia, Distance Education, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Program Descriptions, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Telecourses, Two Year Colleges, Videodisks, Videotape Cassettes
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Publications, 80 South Early St., Alexandria, VA 22304 ($10.00--members; $11.95--nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Instructional Telecommunications Consortium.