ERIC Number: ED234743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Distant Education in 2001: Accreditation & Quality. The Accrediting Commission Looks at the Evolving Forms of Correspondence Instruction.
National Home Study Council, Washington, DC. Accrediting Commission.
This collection of 10 essays is the outgrowth of a 1983 Accrediting Commission meeting which examined the implications for accreditation of the "Green Chair Group" report entitled "Predicting Distant Education in the Year 2001," an earlier document containing the predictions of 25 educators and executives concerning correspondence or home study education. Prepared by Commission members to stimulate further reflection and discussion and to address specific aspects of distant education as it relates to accreditation issues, the following essays are presented: (1) "The Accrediting Commission Looks to 2001," by Fred Harcleroad; (2) "Stimulating Innovation: The Accrediting Commission's Responsibility," by Hester Turner; (3) "Stimulating Innovation: Obligation to the Future," by John Thompson; (4) "New Program/School Eligibility," by James Godfrey; (5) "New Eligibility Language," by Jules Fleder; (6) "Maintaining Integrity: Proceed with Caution," by Roy Stuart; (7) "Maintaining Integrity: Remember the Student," by Carl Ruppert; (8) "Assessment Tools for 2001," by Harold Rodes; (9) "The Question of Turf," by John Phillips; and (10) "Home Study's Crystal Ball," by William Fowler. Appendices contain the Final Report Prediction of the Green Chair Group; ERIC Fact Sheet #22, "Communications Technologies in Adult, Career, and Vocational Education"; a 14-item reading list; and a 56-item reference list. (LMM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Role, Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Eligibility, Futures (of Society), Home Study, Instructional Innovation, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Prediction, Student Evaluation
National Home Study Council, 1601 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($4.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Home Study Council, Washington, DC. Accrediting Commission.
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