ERIC Number: ED318448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education Committee Initiative: An Overview of the Process and Outcome. Working Papers of Planning and Development Research. Working Paper 88-6.
Campbell, Sandra; And Others
This report describes the activities of the Distance Education Committee (DEC), an initiative sponsored by TVOntario (TVO) from February 1987 to April 1988. The three major goals of the initiative were: (1) to encourage the development of distance education in Ontario by providing an opportunity for adult education institutions and organizations to cooperate in solving problems related to distance education; (2) to enable TVO to become better integrated into the educational community of Ontario; and (3) to increase TVO's awareness of issues and problems that will be of concern in the future. It was not intended that the DEC advise TVO about its programming or recommend materials for broadcast; rather TVO was to act as committee coordinator and member of the subcommittees (whose areas were basic functionality, francophone, occupational preparation, and maintenance and planning framework), each of which was to provide a forum in which experts could work together to find solutions to specific educational needs in the area of distance education. Attention is given to both the outcomes of the initiative and the process involved in developing and supporting a venture of this size and scope. The paper concludes with an analysis of the reasons for the success of the initiative as well as suggestions for improvement in future ventures of this sort. (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TV Ontario, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada