ERIC Number: ED405795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning for California Schools: A Resource Guide on Live Interactive Televised Instruction.
California State Univ., Long Beach.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This resource guide, prepared by the California Technology Project Distance Learning Task Force, is designed to introduce the K-12 educator to the rapidly growing field of distance education, i.e., using technology to link students to teachers. It is argued that this guide offers the state of California the chance to use its educational resources cost effectively to address problems of scale (not enough students at a location), and problems of scarcity (an instructional specialty not readily available). The first of four sections provides an introduction and background information on educational conditions in California. The second section, "Distance Learning Networks and Programs," offers a detailed look at what is happening in California and nationally in distance education, paying particular attention to educational television networks and communications satellites. The third section, "Distance Learning Technologies," describes available media options and offers practical advice on the purchase of electronic equipment and other telecommunications hardware. The last section, "Distance Learning Information," details interesting approaches in other states, enumerates some useful publications on distance education, lists the members of the California Technology Project Distance Learning Task Force, and concludes with a glossary of terms. (Contains 7 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California