ERIC Number: ED300592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Utilizing Modern Technology in Adult and Continuing Education Programs.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education Programs.
This publication, designed as a supplement to the manual entitled "Managing Programs for Adults" (1983), provides guidelines for establishing or expanding the use of video and computers by administration and staff of adult education programs. The first section presents the use of video technology for program promotion, instruction, and staff development and training. Types of promotional programs and services, a listing of promotional resources, and production of promotional videotapes are discussed. Video use in adult education classrooms and as a means to teach otherwise difficult-to-reach populations is described. This includes ways to use video, its advantages and limitations, materials needed to use video, and cost and sources of videotapes. In addition to practical considerations in buying video equipment and means of ensuring its use, advantages and ways of using video for staff development and training are discussed. The second section addresses instructional and managerial applications of computers to adult and continuing education. Examples drawn from both funded and fee-supported programs provide models of applications. Positive aspects and future potentials for the computer as a management tool are described and the pros and cons of software are explored, along with the alternatives to commercially produced software. An annotated list of supplementary software programs and a directory of vendors and references conclude this section. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Continuing Education, Educational Television, Management Information Systems, Staff Development, Videotape Recordings
George T. Tregaskis, Room 314 EB, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education Programs.
Note: For the guide to which this is a supplement, see ED 232 019.