ERIC Number: ED301295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Telecourse Utilization Survey, First Annual Report: 1986-1987 Academic Year.
In 1986, the Instructional Telecommunications Consortium was funded to collect data over a 3-year period on the utilization of telecourses as a way to offer college credit instruction to off-campus learners. First-year findings, based on course data submitted by 172 institutions, included the following: (1) 183 different telecourses were offered; (2) most telecourses had been used only once, but five were offered more than 100 times, representing a total number of reported uses of 1,764 for the 183 telecourses; (3) 71 institutions belonged to at least one regional or statewide consortia concerned with instructional telecommunications; (4) 81% of the responding colleges offered only two-year degrees; (5) 91% of the reported uses of telecourses were for courses offered for three credit hours, which, in almost all cases, was the same number of credits offered for on-campus courses; (6) the more viewing options students had, the greater the average enrollment per telecourse use; (7) 94% of the telecourses were offered at the freshman or sophomore level; (8) broadcast television was used by 85% of the institutions, video tape by 63%, and cable television by 56%; and (9) in 27% of the reported uses of telecourses, the institution produced a major instructional component (e.g., print, video, or computer software). Detailed survey responses are attached, along with survey instruments. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Instructional Telecommunications Consortium.
Note: Funded by the Annenberg/CPB Project.