ERIC Number: ED334964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Telecourse Utilization Survey Project. Third Year Report: Fall 1986-Summer 1989.
Based on data collected over a period of 3 years (1987-1989) on the utilization of telecourses for college credit instruction, this report presents the over-all state of postsecondary uses of telecourses and examines current trends. It is noted that the study is limited to telecourses used to reach distant learners, and that personal computer software is used as part of the instructional resources in telecourse packages to present information, simulations, and other instructional activities. The following topics are covered in the report: (1) methods of data collection and the construction of a telecourse database; (2) institutional participation; (3) number of telecourses reported, telecourse use and enrollment, types of telecourse producers, number of programs and hours in telecourses, and differences between institutions in telecourse use; (4) production and licensing of telecourses; (5) trends in telecourse enrollment; (6) telecommunications consortia as a resource for institutions; (7) use of supplementary instructional materials; (8) accreditation; (9) distribution of video programs, the importance of delivery systems, and institutional use of telecommunications systems; and (10) student/faculty interaction, telecourse grade levels, and general comments. Also included are a list of instructions and codes to be used by institutions in data reporting, and the two data input sheets used in the project. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Instructional Telecommunications Consortium.
Note: For the first annual report (1986-87 academic year), see ED 301 295. Funded by the Annenberg/CPB Project.