This book, first published in 1984, provides a comprehensive review of the range of technology that was being used in distance education. Technological developments in word processing, video-disc and viewdata as well as computer-based learning had revolutionised the potential for distance education. These developments required the role of more ’conventional’ distance learning media, such as broadcasting, tuition and text, to be reassessed. This book, written by international experts in the field, explored the state of the art at the time, and also provided their ideas on how future developments were likely to evolve. This book is ideal for those studying education and communications.

part Part 1|8 pages

Introduction and Overview

chapter 1|6 pages

The Growth of Technology in Distance Education

ByTony Bates

part Part 2|110 pages

Media in Course Design

chapter 2|18 pages

Texts and Word Processors

ByPaul Lefrere

chapter 3|14 pages

Broadcast Television

ByTony Bates

chapter 4|14 pages


ByStephen Brown

chapter 5|10 pages

Satellite and Cable

ByKathleen Forsythe

chapter 6|10 pages


ByRobert G. Fuller

chapter 7|12 pages

Computer Assisted Learning in Distance Education

ByAnn Jones

chapter 8|10 pages


ByHans U. Grundin

chapter 9|10 pages


ByNicola Durbridge

chapter 10|10 pages

Home Kits

ByDave Greenfield

part Part 3|86 pages

Media in Course Management and Presentation

chapter 11|18 pages

Telephone Teaching

ByBernadette Robinson

chapter 12|16 pages

Cyclops Shared-Screen Teleconferencing

ByDavid McConnell

chapter 13|10 pages

Computers in Academic Administration

ByZvi Friedman

chapter 14|8 pages

Teletext Systems

ByPeter Zorkoczy

chapter 15|12 pages

Viewdata Systems

ByPaul Bacsich

chapter 16|10 pages

Tutors And Media

ByRudi Dallos

chapter 17|10 pages

Media Resource Centres

ByRoy Tomlinson

part Part 4|27 pages

Selection of Technology and Course Design

chapter 18|16 pages

Pedagogic Differences Between Media

ByJohn Sparkes

chapter 19|9 pages

Putting It Together: Nov and the Future

ByTony Bates