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Survey of telematics for education and training in the United States, Canada and Australia

The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities has published the results of a survey, carried out on behalf of the European Commission (DG XIII), of telematics for education and training in the United States, Canada and Australia. The purpose of the survey was to p...
The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities has published the results of a survey, carried out on behalf of the European Commission (DG XIII), of telematics for education and training in the United States, Canada and Australia. The purpose of the survey was to provide an overview of the status of telematics for education and training in these countries and to identify areas and issues which could be of benefit for Europe.

The report is published in four volumes. Volume I provides an executive summary of the results of the survey and a number of recommendations which are based on the individual country studies which are contained in the three other volumes.

Each of the individual country reports deals with a broad range of issues and areas relating to the use of telematics for education and training, covering such areas as:

- The general education and training environment;
- A presentation of some primary areas of emphasis;
- Applications of educational technology in education, industry and the public sector, with particular reference to higher education and industry;
- An overview of government initiatives and legislation (including recent programmes related to the information highway, interactive television and infrastructure development);
- Identification of some of the major innovative initiatives and trends that may be expected to have a primary effect on education and training.

The report underlines the considerable number of initiatives being undertaken in the US, Canada and Australia which could be of interest to European organizations. It also stresses the potential for joint activities that would be of mutual interest and benefit and suggests a role for the European Commission in promoting pre-competitive cooperation in this area.

Source: European Commission, DG XIII
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  • Australia, Canada, United States
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