ERIC Number: ED318465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
BESTNET: Binational English & Spanish Telecommunications Network. Final FIPSE Report.
Arias, Armando A., Jr.; Bellman, Beryl L.
The final evaluation of BESTNET (the Binational English and Spanish Telecommunications Network) is described. Undertaken as a collaborative effort to experiment with new telecommunications media in distance education and to attract Hispanic students into the science and engineering fields, the project involved the development of a number of bilingual telecourses in mathematics and computer sciences. A number of the telecourses utilized lectures on videotape supplemented by computer conferencing and electronic mail, and several others were wholly delivered via computer communications. Several universities in the United States and Mexico collaborated, and Mexican faculty taught video lectures in Spanish under the technical supervision of U.S. faculty. Those courses were offered to Spanish-as-a-first-language students in the United States. (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA.