ERIC Number: ED332662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Using a Computer-Based Audiographic Telecommunication System for Distance Learning.
Rezabek, Landra L.; And Others
By combining the use of an existing teleconferencing network with new computer-based video technologies, the University of Wyoming has enhanced its ability to provide distance educational opportunities for students at remote sites across the state. The new computer-based audiographic system was tested during the fall semester of 1988 during the delivery of a course in visual literacy. In addition to the computer-based telecommunication system, instructional support for the delivery of the course included print materials, 16mm film, slides, and videotapes, which were mailed to the two sites where classes were held. Course development concerns included: (1) maintaining consistency between on- and off-campus sections of the course; (2) humanizing the delivery system; and (3) dealing with unique instructional design and delivery demands which emerged from the use of the technologies. Some of the suggestions for the design and development of similar courses using computer-assisted instruction and audiographic telecommunication systems include acknowledging the capabilities and limitations of the delivery system; reducing technophobia; and cautioning the students and teacher of the time, flexibility, and energy demands of the delivery system. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Creativity through Analogy. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (31st, Washington, DC, November 13-16, 1989). p357-362.