ERIC Number: ED338894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Distance Learning Delivery System. Final Report.
Hardy, Darcy Walsh
A project was conducted to identify criteria and procedures for using a distance learning delivery system at the University of Texas TeleLearning Center to teach Health Occupations II to high school seniors. Another objective was expanding the current distance learning program for health occupations to include between 15 and 20 school districts. The audio-based distance learning program used a variety of innovative instructional techniques, including computer-assisted instruction, videotaped course content, clinical rotations, and other proven electronic techniques. Program staff included site facilitators, health occupations teachers, and clinical coordinators. Only one student was enrolled in the course, but the course was taught for the entire year with no major problems. The student rated both the class room and the clinical experiences highly, and the public also reacted positively to the program. Two other courses were also taught by distance education--Health Occupations I and Health Care Sciences. The project's other objective, however, to expand the current distance learning program to 15 to 20 sites, was not met. The number of sites remained at 10, with 5 others involved but not offering the courses. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.