ERIC Number: ED378949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Telecommunications: A Resource and Planning Guide. Bulletin No. 95171.
Hanson, Gordon P.
The educational uses of familiar technologies such as telephones, computers, television sets, videocassette recorders, and radios as well as more sophisticated technologies like satellites, microwave television, and fiber optic systems are discussed. This guide explains how these telecommunication technologies operate, explores the possibilities they hold for the future of education in Wisconsin, and details how school districts can plan to incorporate them into their curricula. Topics include: (1) an overview of the education superhighway; (2) the origin and definitions of instructional telecommunications, with a focus on distance education; (3) current and potential instructional telecommunications uses in Wisconsin; (4) an analysis of the characteristics of each technology and examples of instructional uses in Wisconsin; (5) the need for a district plan and matching needs with technologies; (6) steps in the creation of the district plan; (7) plan implementation; (8) evaluation of the district plan and the implementation process; and (9) modification of the plan and implementation. Appendices include: instructional telecommunications and state and regional agencies; online services and networks; sources of cable TV and satellite programming; teaching through interactive television; instructional telecommunications technologies assessment instrument; plan and implementation process checklist; and a glossary of terms. (Contains approximately 70 references.) (MAS)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Needs Assessment, Program Implementation, School Districts, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin