This study is focused on how technology is employed as educational support media in distance education. The aim is to establish the availability and accessibility of interac¬tive television for both guidance teachers and students in rural, remote and previously disadvantaged communities. Interactive television could be used to support the primary modes of education, namely, contact education on campus or at remote sites, paper-¬based distance education and Web-based distance education for in-service education and training of guidance teachers. The TELETUKS schools project is cursorily pre¬sented as an example of a technology-enhanced delivery system to facilitate interactive television learning. The ITV has the potential to be cost-effective, saving on travelling costs and reaching for increased numbers of upgrading guidance teachers per unit time. A comprehensive interactive television model for in-service training of the guidance teacher in the Northern Province is presented.
Thesis (PhD (Educational Guidance and Counselling))--University of Pretoria, 2007.