ERIC Number: ED332683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-15
Application of New Technologies (Including Computers) in Distance Education: Implications for the Training of Distance Educators.
Bates, A. W.
The paper analyzes the impact of technology change on distance education, and the implications for training and distance education staff development. The paper suggests that one of the major areas for job training is in the selection of media and use of technology for instructional purposes, and in the procedures and processes of decision making. One model for doing this, based on the "ACTIONS" model, is suggested. It is noted that this model highlights such factors as access, costs, teaching functions, interaction, organization, novelty of the technology, and speed of change. It is recommended that a core of training materials on the application of technology to distance education be developed in the form of an open learning set of textual materials supported by audio, video, and computer self-instructional materials. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Learning Agency, Vancouver (British Columbia). Research and International Development.
Note: Paper presented at the Round Table on Training, Commonwealth of Learning (Vancouver, British Columbia, April 2-6, 1990).