ERIC Number: ED338274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Telecourse Utilization Survey Project, Third Year Report: Fall 1986-Summer 1989. Executive Summary.
In summer 1986, the Instructional Telecommunications Consortium received funding for a 3-year project to collect data on the utilization of telecourses for college credit instruction. In particular, the study examined the different types of telecourses used, the number of courses offered each semester, telecourse producers, number of programs and hours of video in telecourses, telecourse licensing, enrollments in telecourses, systems used for video distribution, and student-instructor interaction. Only courses used to reach distant learners were included in the study. Of the 199 institutions surveyed during the three years of the project (1986-87, 1987-88, and 1988-89), approximately 80% offer two-year degrees only. Study results included the following: (1) a total of 282 individual telecourses were in use by the participating institutions; (2) "Understanding Human Behavior" was the most frequently used telecourse, comprising 6% of all reported telecourse uses; (3) from 1987 through 1989, there was an increase of approximately 20% in the number of telecourses offered by institutions; (4) on average, responding institutions offered seven telecourses per semester; (5) four major telecourse producers accounted for 82% of the total reported use of telecourses; (6) the average telecourse enrollment was 46.8 students; (7) in over 99% of the telecourses, students were eligible for equivalent credit to on-campus courses; and (8) in 1989, 61% of the uses of telecourses utilized broadcast television. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Instructional Telecommunications Consortium.
Note: Project supported by funds from the Annenberg/CPB Project. For the complete report, see ED 334 964.