ERIC Number: ED407602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
The Research Path to the Virtual Class. ZIFF Papiere 105.
This paper describes a project conducted in 1991-92, based on research conducted in 1986-87 that demonstrated the need for a telecommunications system with the capacity of integrated services digital networks (ISDN) that would allow for sound, vision, and integrated computer services. Called the Tri-Centre Project, it set out to explore, from the point of view of the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and three educational institutions, how an educational ISDN can be set up in New Zealand and the critical issues that need to be addressed to implement educational ISDN to advance the educational system of New Zealand. The project generated great interest, forming the basis for the Network College of Communication in the Pacific which was initiated with the University of Hawaii and the East-West Centre. This paper describes the project and the various types of technology used to conduct a "virtual class." It also discusses learning theory and predicts the future of educational technology use. It contains 31 references. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Instruction, Closed Circuit Television, Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Interactive Television, Multimedia Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecourses, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fern Univ., Hagen (Germany). Inst. for Research into Distance Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand