The College of Applied Sciences at Western Illinois University has implemented the Applied Sciences Televised Education program. Commodity Markets and Futures trading (Agricultural Economics 442G) was video-taped in 1987, and Marketing Grain and Livestock Products (Agricultural Eccnomics 447G) was video-taped in 1988. Additional College of Applied Sciences course offerings are planned by the Applied Sciences Televised Education (hereinafter, "ASTE") program, and permanent funding is being sought for the program. Additionally, Western Illinois University (hereinafter, "WIU") is entering into cooperative teaching programs with community colleges throughout the state, whereby WIU courses are offered at these institutions via video-tape. The purpose of this article is to describe the ASTE delivery method, costs, and potential regional instructional impact.



live campus classes on videotape, distant learners, ASTE

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