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ERIC Number: ED315612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education at a Distance.
Gaudet, Alphonse
This document, which examines the use of educational technologies for distance education for adults in Canada, consists of five narrative sections and a bibliography. The first section introduces the topic and the document's objectives (to describe those technologies used in Canadian adult distance education, paying particular attention to those most widely used; to identify current trends; and to locate centers of excellent practice). The second section describes the use of educational technologies in Canadian higher education, government, private enterprise, and social services. A table lists by province and by type of technology the number of distance learning activities at universities, colleges, school boards, provincial ministries of education, and educational communication authorities. The third section focuses on those technologies most used (for instance, audio conferencing, television, cable systems, satellite, and telephone). Section 4 reports a trend toward cooperation and intergovernmental arrangements for sharing distance education programs and states that Ontario and Quebec use all communication technologies more than do provinces in eastern Canada. Several collaborative distance education projects are discussed, among them the Open Learning Agency, the Canadian Distance Learning Development Center, and the Nova Scotia Educational Communication Agency. Section 5 lists eight agencies and projects "arbitrarily chosen for excellence." The document concludes with a 25-item resource list. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
Identifiers - Location: Canada