ERIC Number: ED341376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-12
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education Handbook for the Northwest States.
Holznagel, Donald C.
Developed as a local resource and inservice aid for school districts in the five states of the northwestern United States (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington), this report addresses several needs: the need to plan for technology in the curriculum; the need to update information about educational technology options; and the need to evaluate those options before and after implementation. The information provided is current as of June 1, 1991. The first of six sections contains a list of live television and non-television options. Each option provides the name and address of a contact person, access requirements, costs, courses available, schedule, and instructors. The following options are listed: Arts and Sciences Television System (ASTS), Idaho Rural Education Delivery System (IREDS), LiveNet, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Pacific Northwest Educational Telecommunications Partnership, Satellite Educational Resources Consortium (SERC), Satellite Telecommunications Educational Programming (STEP), TI-IN Network Inc., Centralized Correspondence Study (CCS), and EDUNET. The second section contains lists of supplementary instructional options, including federal resources, news by telecommunications, and student/teacher connections. Other sources of distance education assistance are listed in the third section, including ESN (Education Satellite Network), state telecommunications networks and technology coordinators, and private companies. The fourth section contains listings of program and production reference materials and general information references, and the fifth focuses on the implications of long range planning and the decision to use distance education for staff, the school environment, support (maintenance, supplies, and travel), and the budget. A cost planning worksheet is included. The evaluation plan presented in the final section focuses on objectives, content, instructional design, instructional materials, and evaluation of student progress. Guidelines for facilitators are included, and a glossary of terms concludes the handbook. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.