ERIC Number: ED417697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
LR 373: The Schools' Telelearning Service and the Japanese Distance Learning Program. Interim Study Report.
Tenopir, Kathy; Sostad, Sandy
This report summarizes information gathered during an interim study of the Schools' TeleLearning Service (STS), a cooperative effort of the Nebraska State Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission (NETC) to provide instructional television programming for students in Nebraska. The study, which sought to review and evaluate STS and the Japanese Distance Learning Program, included: a review of the current and historical funding, utilization, cost effectiveness, and administration of STS, the Japanese Distance Learning Program, and Nebraska's participation in the Satellite Educational Resources Consortium (SERC); an examination of projected future funding needs, utilization, and administrative responsibility for STS and Japanese Distance Learning programs; and an examination of the future viability of alternative delivery mechanisms for those programs. The report includes a letter recommending the continuation of STS as a joint partnership of NETC and NDE, expanding the STS concept of including alternative distance learning technologies and strategies, providing for a written partnership plan to include goals, agency roles, and responsibilities and resources, and providing for the joint development and submission of a budget request to be considered separately from the budgets of each agency. Appendices (more than half of the document) include: the text of Legislative Resolution 373 (LR373), narrative description of the background and history of Instructional Television (ITV) and STS Statutes, 1994 Research Associates executive summaries, STS Survey usage analysis, comparison of NDE and NETC responses on an ideal program, SERC course offerings 1989 to 1996, and a joint letter from NDE and NETC. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Legislature, Lincoln. Legislative Fiscal Office.
Identifiers - Location: Japan