ERIC Number: ED307849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Teaching/Learning at a Distance. [Report of the] Annual Conference on Teaching at a Distance. (3rd, Madison, Wisconsin, August 3-6, 1987). Volume I: Keynote Addresses.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept of Continuing and Vocational Education.
The first of two volumes, this report provides a brief description of a 1987 conference on distance education together with the papers presented by three of the four keynote speakers; presentation notes are included for the fourth presentation. It is noted that, in addition to these papers, the conference included 41 informational sessions and application workshops. The keynote papers are: (1) "Corporate View of the Evaluation of Distance Learning," in which Lana H. Wirtz uses the experiences of the Aetna Life and Casualty Company in her examination of issues involved in the evaluation of distance education from a business-oriented perspective; (2) "Examining Future Telecommunications Technologies," in which Larry Dickerson considers how present and future technologies can be used in distance education; (3) "Critical Questions in the Evaluation of Distance Education," in which Peter J. Dirr considers various issues and approaches that might frame the research used to evaluate distance education programs, including an appendix listing the guidelines used by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Project for the formative evaluation of materials development projects; and (4) "Evaluation of Broadcasting in Education" (presentation notes only), in which A. W. (Tony) Bates examines the design implications of using television as the distance education medium. Forms are included to order either audiotapes of all four presentations and/or a videotape of the last presentation. (EW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept of Continuing and Vocational Education.
Note: For Volume II, see IR 013 815; for reports on the 1985-88 conferences, see IR 013 812-816.