ERIC Number: ED405796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning for California Schools. California Technology Project Distance Learning. Task Force Recommendations.
California State Univ., Long Beach.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This report presents a series of policy recommendations from the members of the California Technology Project Distance Learning Task Force to the California State Department of Education and the State Legislature on future directions for distance learning for kindergarten through twelfth grade schools. These recommendations are intended to assist California policymakers in the proper and economic application of distance education. The report begins with a brief overview of current educational conditions in California and a definition of distance education. Four educational problems are then identified and discussed, and Task Force recommendations are detailed for each problem: (1) a shortage of qualified K-12 teachers in California; (2) K-12 students in California have pressing instructional needs that cannot be met by their individual schools; (3) no one organization is responsible for distance learning in the state; and (4) current educational policies fail to recognize the "borderless" attributes of distance learning. The status of distance learning for K-12 schools in California is briefly described, including distance education by communications satellite and broadcast television, ITFS (Instruction Television Fixed Service), and cable television. Two examples of state supported distance learning networks are also provided: Oregon's Ed-Net, and the Community College of Maine. A list of Task Force members and a glossary of terms conclude the report. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California