ERIC Number: ED342615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Science, Technology and Outreach Courses by Distance Education. Regional Co-Operative Programme in Higher Education for Development in Asia and the Pacific. A Workshop-Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This report is the outcome of a regional workshop on development of science, technology and outreach courses held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. The workshop emanated from UNESCO's commitment and continued effort to promote cooperation among the distance teaching universities in the region through the sharing of their experience and expertise. Distance education and open university systems are emerging as a major means of broadening access to higher education particularly among the disadvantaged groups. The workshop sought to identify common issues, problems and trends associated with the development and implementation of science, technology and outreach programs and courses by distance education. Chapters include: (1) "Issues, Problems and Trends in the Development of Science, Technology and Outreach Programs and Courses"; (2) "Approaches to the Development of Science, Technology and Outreach Programs by Distance Education"; (3) "Policy Alternatives and Measures for Augmentation of Science, Technology and Outreach Courses"; (4) "Cooperation among Institutions"; and (5) "Summary and Conclusions". A list of workshop participants and a summary of the present status of science, technology and outreach programs and courses in participating institutions are appended. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.