Education Beyond "The Farm": Stanford Experiments with Video


The Stanford Channel, an initiative of Stanford's Commission on Technology in Teaching and Learning (CTTL), directly reflects the charge the Commission was given to "initiate pilot projects offering the potential to enrich Stanford's teaching and learning through technology." The pilot program uses videotape to capture a broad range of University-based content which is then distributed via broadcast cable to the local community and via the Internet and on video cassette to other universities and interested parties. This multi-dimensional pilot is one of many initiatives that position Stanford to enter the next century as a leader in the application of technology in teaching and learning.This paper provides an overview of the first eighteen months of the Stanford Channel pilot focusing on its goals and accomplishments, then looks at the Stanford Channel's partnership with Stanford's Continuing Studies program to create a laboratory for distance education.

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