ERIC Number: ED342375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
State Planning and Implementation of Educational Telecommunications Systems in the West.
Dively, Dwight; McGill, Mollie
This report summarizes the status of major educational telecommunications systems and plans in 16 western states as of early 1991. The information contained in this report was obtained from members of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, a membership organization working to strengthen the efficiency, impact, and quality of educational telecommunications systems and programs. Most of the current 150 members are institutions of higher education, but the Western Cooperative also involves public school agencies and districts, state telecommunications agencies, public broadcasting systems, libraries, and private firms. The information presented herein is intended to be useful for the compilation of planning approaches, the inventory of existing resources and expertise, and the identification of possibilities for regional cooperation. The first of three sections for each of the states provides an update on the status of planning and/or coordination of state systems for educational telecommunications. The second section highlights some of the major institutional networks and activities designed to extend off-campus access to education. Also reported in this section are programs targeted at elementary and secondary students and teachers. Section 3 includes the name of the state-elected representative to the Western Cooperative's Steering Committee. The 16 member states of the Western Cooperative are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.