ERIC Number: ED311508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-11
The Mediated Delivery of Education: Can High-Tech Delivery Systems Effectively Serve Adult Learners?
Bolduc, William J.
Televised continuing education provides an opportunity for educational institutions to expand their borders, to gain new students and to meet the needs of prospective students unable to conform to the time and space demands of traditional education. As American society ages, increasing numbers of non-residential (non-campus) students are seeking access to formal instruction. To be effective, televised instruction must maintain the high standards of traditional academia and should be evaluated based on the needs of learners and the resources of the originating institution. Successful video instruction, regardless of the specific medium, should be developed utilizing systematic instructional design methods and should be the result of a "team effort" by both education and production specialists. When effectively created, developed, and delivered, televised education provides an excellent tool for reaching and attracting adult learners as individuals, groups with similar interests, and as members of professions. (Seventeen references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (72nd, Washington, DC, August 10-13, 1989).