Multimedia Kit Ships to all Texas Schools
Over 1500 copies of "Wired For Learning" were shipped today to K-12 schools and Universities throughout Texas. The 'Multimedia Knowledge Base' covers all aspects of bringing distance learning to a school or community. As an interactive training course, it will guide administrators, teachers, students, and community members in the planning and implementation of a distance learning network.
The kit consists of six informative and entertaining videos on different aspects of electronic educational technology. Additionally, an interactive CD-ROM presents course materials and references to assist in the planning process.
In production for over a year, the video's and CD-ROM were produced by The Media Cottage, Inc. under a grant from Texas Education Agency, Projects for Educational Technology. In addition to the multimedia kit, Media Cottage has designed and is maintaining a web site to keep the contents of the CD-ROM timely. The site may be visited at wiredforlearning.org .
The Contents of the kit are detailed below:
running time 13:00
Seeing the Light is the
first tape in the series. It tells the story of several rural east Texas
school systems that joined forces to bring distance learning into their
schools. The result? -- more learning opportunities for students and
community members and better preparation for all students for the world
of technology and work.
running time 12:00
ABC's of Distance Learning is a valuable resource for all
teachers who will be using a distance learning classroom for the first
time--or for teachers who would like to know more about how these
multimedia classrooms operate. Join a new "teacher" as she
journeys from "How am I ever going to do this!" to "I can
running time 16:04
the Hocus-Pocus Out of Telecommunication is an easy to
understand primer on the basics of interactive telecommunication.
Ricardo the Magnificent will help you become familiar with the
technology. Learning the language will help anyone getting involved in
educational technology, talk about it knowledgeably, and with
running time 14:10
for Distance Learning will help get you from "here
to there." You'll learn what to do to create a distance learning
system and hear from those involved in an existing successful distance
learning network. Learning about the pitfalls now can help you avoid
them in the future.
running time 29:00
Asked Questions About Distance Learning provides answers
to questions you may have about distance learning. Two experts on the
topic supply the answers, based on their years of experience in the
distance learning field.
running time 13:12
Students Want, What Students Need! Who benefits from
distance learning? We all do. Hear from students, parents and community
members who have felt the positive impact of distance learning. Speakers
provide insight into why you should consider it for your schools.
For Learning A complete interactive knowledge base on
CD-ROM which provides course materials, printouts, practical tips, and
links to on-line resources for distance learning technology.
Media Cottage, headquartered in Wimberley, Texas, is a multimedia
design, installation, and production firm specializing in
telecommunications, educational, and presentation technologies. Founded
in 1993, the firm works with regional, national, and international