ERIC Number: ED357258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education Resource Directory for Northwest Schools.
Holznagel, Donald C.
This directory is designed to address problems of lack of information and planning assistance that can be a barrier to small schools in planning for the use of technology for curricular improvement. The information is most relevant to school districts in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Section 1 on satellite television, two-way audio, describes organizations that produce complete courses or units of instruction. Descriptions may include a contact with address and telephone number, access information, costs, student enrichment programs, schedule, and instructors. Section 2 describes satellite television services. A narrative discusses services, topics, and costs; the services' addresses and telephone numbers are provided. Section 3 describes broadcast and cable television services in a format similar to that of Section 1. Section 4 on computers and telecommunications is divided into the following subsections: complete courses; supplementary instruction; and databases, bulletin boards, and networks. Descriptions for complete courses follow the format of Sections 1 and 3. The other two subsections follow the format of Section 2. Section 5 describes other distance education assistance: Education Satellite Network, State Telecommunications Networks, State Technology Coordinators, Private Companies, and Regional Telecommunications. Section 5 provides sources for programs and production references and general information references and information on meetings and conferences. Appendixes include a curricular cross-reference, information on planning and decision making and evaluation, and a glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Broadcast Television, Cable Television, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Distance Education, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: 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. Technology Program.