ERIC Number: ED235772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Empire State College/State University of New York Center for Distance Learning. A Case Study. DERG Papers Number 7.
This case study describes the Center for Distance Learning (CDL) from the viewpoint of a visitor from the Open University in Great Britain who served as CDL director during 1980/1981. The area, population, economy. and communications of New York State are profiled, as well as the structure of its educational system, including higher education. Origins of the CDL are discussed as it evolved within the context of Empire State College, which was founded in 1971 to provide new educational opportunities for New York residents and to make higher education available to a wider, more diverse student population by using alternative, innovative instructional methods. Additional sections provide information on the students, faculty, academic programs (degree-program planning and curriculum/courses), course design and production, delivery system, student support services, evaluation, student administration and progress, organization and decision making, and cost structure. Conclusions note the increasing number of CDL students and discuss some additional staff problems. Included are an 18-item reference list, Empire State College location map, CDL headcount and full time equivalent enrollment data, and sample student forms. (LMM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Material Development, Student Characteristics, Student Organizations, Student Personnel Services
Distance Education Research Group, The Open University, Walton Hall (Room 229, M Block), Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, England. (2.00 British pounds postpaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley (England). Distance Education Research Group.
Identifiers: Center for Distance Learning NY; New York; State University of New York Empire State College