ERIC Number: ED331486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-29
Planning Guidelines for the Implementation of Wide-Area Educational Telecommunication Systems.
Distance education using various telecommunication technologies is an effective method of delivering educational programming. As educators become more aware of the potential of distance education in elementary and secondary education they need to learn how to implement cost effective distance education programs. One such program, the Midlands Consortium--which includes Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Oklahoma--has enhanced educational opportunities for students by integrating technology with instruction. Their program identified a curriculum development component and technical assistance component, as well as organizational and financial components. The Consortium's experience in paying careful attention to all of the components of the educational infrastructure has demonstrated that a successful communications satellite distance education and information network can be created and maintained. (6 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Learning by Satellite VI Conference (Dallas, TX, March 29, 1991).