ERIC Number: ED359374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network. Third Year Evaluation Report. February 1, 1992-January 31, 1993. An Adult Education 2000 Project.
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) was developed to disseminate resources to California adult educators. During the project's third year, staff development and information services were provided to 321 funded agencies. In collaboration with the Educational Telecommunications Network, OTAN staff organized the Adult Learning Channel for the delivery of adult basic education (ABE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher training. Thirteen sessions were developed and received at 30 different downlink sites. OTAN satellite-based staff development activities were continued, and several policy papers recommending options and strategies for ABE distance resources were published. Staff at OTAN resource centers organized 283 activities. The files of OTAN Online, the network's three-level system of storage, retrieval, and dissemination of adult education resources, were also expanded to more than 38 megabytes of useful information. Other OTAN activities during the third year included ongoing support for 11 libraries in the OTAN Resource Centers, expansion of its Adult Education Archives (including the Vocational ESL Workplace Clearinghouse), and restructuring of existing OTAN network communications. (Thirteen project-related exhibits, including tables detailing the activities of the various OTAN components, are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Distance Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Educational Television, English (Second Language), Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Online Systems, Outreach Programs, Position Papers, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Resource Centers, Staff Development, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
Identifiers - Location: California