ERIC Number: ED306789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities for Telecommunication for University Outreach in Arizona.
An exploration of the potential of telecommunications to serve the needs of Arizona for place- and time-flexible learning is presented as one working paper in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness. The study looks at the capability of a statewide network to serve both instructional outreach and data needs of an off-campus clientele and describes a proposed structure for the planning and operation of a statewide telecommunications network. Seven sections focus on the following: Arizona's need for extended and expanded learning and information services; development of a statewide telecommunications network; synthesis of a statewide network; organization for delivery of distance learning services; Arizona Educational Telecommunications Cooperative (with its goals and tasks listed); operation of the educational telecommunications network; and a proposed educational telecommunication network. Recommendations include: the Cooperative should seek resources to conduct an experiment on the use of satellite telecommunication for statewide service to schools; the Cooperative should devise a coordinated program of expanded offerings to rural Arizona using existing telecommunications capability; and the Cooperative should develop plans for a land-based microwave system that would provide links between the three public universities and the rural areas of the state. (SM)
Descriptors: Competition, Computers, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Efficiency, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Information Networks, Outreach Programs, Public Colleges, Radio, Rural Education, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Television, Videotex
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona