ERIC Number: ED407597
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Publication Date: 1995
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Technology, Open Learning and Distance Education. Routledge Studies in Distance Education.
Bates, A. W.
This book examines old and new technologies that can be used in distance education and provides cost-benefit comparisons among them. The first chapter of the book summarizes the findings of the next 10 chapters and provides a framework for decision making for all the technologies. The following criteria for choosing educational technology are discussed in chapters 2-3: access, costs, teaching and learning, interactivity and user-friendliness, organizational issues, novelty, and speed. Chapters 4-10 are organized around one of the following media, depending on whether it uses one-way or two-way technologies for delivery: broadcast television, instructional and two-way television, print, one-way audio, two-way audio, computer-based learning and multimedia, and computer-mediated communication. A vision of how learning and teaching should take place is addressed in chapter 11, a theme that also runs through the discussions of each of the technologies covered in the book. The book includes 28 figures, 38 tables, and 132 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Instruction, Closed Circuit Television, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Interactive Television, Mass Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Printed Materials, Public Television, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecourses, Videotape Recordings
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (hardback: ISBN-0-415-11682-1; paperback: ISBN-0-415-12799-8).
Publication Type: Books
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