ERIC Number: ED344552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Pilot Project: Regional Course Sharing through Technology.
Roweton, Bill; Wess, Roger
This project proposal describes a pilot project, "Regional Course Sharing Through Technology," at Chadron State College, Nebraska, which utilizes telecommunications to enable small, rural schools to share teaching staff among several schools. Away from the highly populated urban areas of Nebraska, most school districts are widely scattered and serve small communities under economic strain in recent decades. Recently upgraded educational accreditation standards have put an additional stress on these schools. The project will use electronic linkups which enable schools to share instructors and students to communicate with one another and to have access to resources beyond their schools. The technology involves ordinary dial-up telephone lines along with other off-the-shelf hardware and software to deliver two-way audio, compressed video, and hard copy material. Extensive inservice opportunities for teachers are also part of the project. Evaluation will plot changes in student and teacher attitudes toward computer enhanced course delivery, measure achievements of students using this system and compare total costs and per student costs of the system with the costs of the traditional classroom system. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Chadron State Coll., NE.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.