ERIC Number: ED340358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
State Policy on Technology for Distance Learning: Recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor in Response to Senate Bill 1202 (Chapter 1038, Statutes of 1989).
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Through Senate Bill 1202 (Chapter 1038; Hart, Statutes of 1989), the California Legislature directed the California Postsecondary Education Commission to develop a state policy statement on the use of distance learning technology in education, "to be considered and, if appropriate, adopted by the Legislature." Other issues to be addressed by the Commission were also specified by the Legislature, including funding and management of intersegmental distance learning efforts, course credit transfer, qualifications and credentialing of instructors and onsite personnel, and ensuring course quality. The Commission was also asked to compile research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of distance education at the various levels. This report presents the Commission's response to the legislative charge. It reviews the potential of distance learning technology in meeting the state's education needs, summarizes the conclusions of the literature assessing the effectiveness of distance learning, and identifies the barriers to expanded use of this technology. The Commission then proposes both a state policy and the steps needed to implement it. A copy of Senate Bill 1202 is appended. (16 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, State Legislation, Statewide Planning
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, 3rd Floor, 1020 12th St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.