ERIC Number: ED460710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teleconferencing Resources at U.S. Community Colleges.
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; Hezel Associates., Syracuse, NY.
This publication, based on a study of the teleconferencing capabilities of 825 community colleges, is designed to assist colleges and businesses in further developing and utilizing telecommunications resources. The survey was developed by Hezel Associates: (1) to document the existing telecommunications capabilities of community colleges; (2) to determine the telecommunications expansion plans and outlook at the community colleges; and (3) to document the teleconferencing services available for user groups at community colleges. The vast majority of the respondents currently have downlink capabilities for satellite video conferencing, and well over half have two-way videoconferencing capabilities. While half are already using some form of videoconferencing in the classroom, another 40% are interested in adopting distance education in the future. Just over half of the colleges with analog satellite downlink capabilities are planning to upgrade to digital downlinks in the next two years. Over 90% of the colleges surveyed indicated a desire to increase the use of video communications technologies in their institution and community. Staff development, workshops, and business meetings were the three most frequently used teleconferencing activities in community colleges. Following the findings is a directory of the facilities, which provides registration information, technical capabilities, programming services available, and contact information for each of the participating colleges. (CAK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Internet, Online Systems, Satellite Facilities, Teleconferencing, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; Hezel Associates., Syracuse, NY.
Note: Also prepared by the Community College Satellite Network, a division of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, DC.