ERIC Number: ED327171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-23
Reaching Students, Reaching Resources: Using Technologies To Open the College.
Ehrmann, Stephen C.
A majority of today's college students face circumstances that make it difficult to study full time on campus. They are usually 25 years old or older and may have jobs, children, or impairments to their mobility that prevent them from attending college easily; however, there are ways in which colleges and universities can help these students by changing the uses of educational resources. For example: (1) direct instruction, usually conveyed by lectures and textbooks, may be in the form of correspondence materials and video, or telecourses; (2) live conversation with faculty and peers may take place through audio conferencing, involving only sound, or through audiographic conferencing where visuals may be added through a computer link; (3) other exchanges of ideas and materials with faculty and peers can take place over electronic mail, computer conferencing, fax machine, and voice mail; and (4) learning by doing can be emphasized through online library services, computer assisted design programs, word processors, statistical packages, and other technology-based resources. The evolving college is an institution that is more open to the outer world with shared resources and services, and promotes collaboration between faculty, students, and institutions. (6 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Online Catalogs, Part Time Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Teleconferencing, Telecourses, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Annenberg/CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) Project.