ERIC Number: ED340419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Symposium on Telecommunications and the Adult Learner (Washington, D.C., February 14, 1991). Report.
The purpose of the symposium reported in this document was to define the major needs of technology-based distance education and to recommend appropriate future actions. The 1-day roundtable assembled 40 of the most knowledgeable leaders in the United States and Canada on serving adults' postsecondary learning needs through telecommunication. The proceedings presented in this report are organized in two parts: (1) a summary of the initial presentations and group discussions, focusing on the following five ideas: think strategically; identify learning needs; redefine a television course; raise the level of awareness; and secure new sources of funding; and (2) the commissioned background paper, "Telecommunications and the Adult Learner," by George Willey. The paper discusses televised instruction versus traditional instruction; the mechanics of telecourses, including programs, print materials, and participation by local faculty; problems inherent in telecourses; needs assessment, in terms of adapting courses to television; and telecourse funding. Appendixes list members of the ITC symposium planning committee and symposium presenters and participants. (JMC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Television, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Technological Literacy, Telecommunications, Telecourses, Two Year Colleges
Instructional Telecommunications Consortium, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Instructional Telecommunications Consortium.
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