ERIC Number: ED316732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Electronic Journal: Promises and Predicaments. Technical Report No. 3.
"New Horizons in Adult Education" is an electronic journal started in the fall of 1987 by the Syracuse University Kellogg Project. In the spring of 1989, the project surveyed readers of New Horizons to find out how they were reacting to the journal and its method of transmission. Data were collected by sending the survey electronically to members of a computer network who receive the journal (155, with a 17 percent response), and descriptive statistics were computed for all variables, including the responses to several open-ended survey questions. Survey respondents were asked to rate the journal on variety of articles, quality of articles, ease of receipt, and relevance of the journal to the individual's interests in adult education. Respondents rated all of these variables"good" or "very good," with ease of receipt ranked highest and relevance ranked lowest--almost "good" rather than "very good." The study concluded that publishing electronic journals offers the possibility of generating a dynamic construction of knowledge that is exciting. Yet it also creates social consequences, such as limiting access for people without the financial means to use electronic networks. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Participant Satisfaction, Readability, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Interests, Technological Advancement
Syracuse University Kellogg Project, 113 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244-4160 ($4.75 plus $2.00 shipping and handling; two or more: 10% discount, $1.50 each shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.