ERIC Number: ED355936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning as a Training and Education Tool.
Hosley, David L.; Randolph, Sherry L.
Lockheed Space Operations Company's Technical Training Department provides certification classes to personnel at other National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Centers. Courses are delivered over the Kennedy Space Center's Video Teleconferencing System (ViTS). The ViTS system uses two-way compressed video and two-way audio between participating sites. Technical Training's goal is to conduct distance learning classes at least equal to those conducted on-site at the Kennedy Space Center. Formal and informal evaluation techniques are used to evaluate the program. Fifteen distance learning classes were offered by Lockheed Technical Training during 1992, resulting in a savings of approximately $50,000 in travel expenses. (Author)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Industry, Certification, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Government, Government Employees, Interactive Video, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Staff Development, Student Reaction, Technical Education, Teleconferencing, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lockheed Space Operations Co., Kennedy Space Center, FL.