ERIC Number: ED447800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation Telecommunication Project 1998 Report.
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.; Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
The Articulation Committee Telecommunication project was undertaken to assess how communications technologies are currently being used to facilitate articulation committee business across the province of British Columbia (BC). The project provided an opportunity to determine the level of use of communications technologies such as e-mail, list servers, Web sites, audioconferencing, and videoconferencing among typical instructors within the B.C. postsecondary system. The project also provided the means for determining what these instructors or users perceive to be the benefits and barriers to increasing their use of advanced telecommunications. Pilot projects and the results of the articulation committee survey indicate that technologies such as fax, telephone, postal service, and e-mail were identified as being relatively widely used. Audio conferencing, list servers and Web sites were identified as being emergent, with many committees expressing a desire to increase their use of these technologies. Minimal interest was indicated for use of videoconferencing and desktop videoconferencing. The survey of articulation committees provided data for determining the barriers to increasing the use of telecommunications technologies. These benchmark data form the basis for the recommendations to the B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), the Center for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology (C2T2), postsecondary institutions, and articulation committee members and chairs. These recommendations provide practical steps for how these stakeholders can work together to reduce barriers to effective implementation and use of telecommunications. Explicitly the project highlights that technologies have the potential to enhance the processes associated with articulation committee business, but they cannot replace face-to-face meetings. Appendices include the Articulation Committee questionnaire and list of respondents; list of resources and annotated resources; description of videoconference pilot and cost analysis; and acknowledgements. (AEF)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Networks, Pilot Projects, Technology Integration, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
For full text: http://www.bccat.bc.ca or http://ctt.bc.ca/edtech/articulation.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.; Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada