ERIC Number: ED374768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education: Bridging an Instructional Gap.
Maxcy, Doreen; And Others
NASSP Curriculum Report, v23 n5 May 1994
Distance education has become a major teaching and learning tool. Distance education typically uses technology to reach learners in the following ways: (1) audio communication through one- or two-way radio or telephone; (2) audiographic links such as computer-to-telephone setups; (3) freeze-frame transmission of visual images; (4) one-way audio-video such as educational television; and (5) interactive, two-way full-motion compressed video. A popular satellite-delivered program called Star Schools is a good example of effective distance education. Many factors influence the acceptance of distance education, but it appears to be more readily accepted when it is the only alternative to a regular classroom. The Telelearning Project Outreach at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts and the distance-learning programs of the North Slope Borough School District (Alaska) illustrate the advantages and drawbacks of distance education. The America Tomorrow Leadership Information Service (ATLIS) is being implemented to help educators learn about distance education and educational technology. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Audiovisual Aids, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interactive Television, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Satellites (Aerospace), Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 (Subscription included in Association dues; individual copies, $2; 2-10 copies, $1.75 each; 11-99 copies, $1.25 each; 100 or more, $1.15 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana