ERIC Number: ED235884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Program Delivery in Distance Education--One Successful Strategy.
Representing Nova University's greatest departure from a traditional educational delivery system, the Master's Program for Child Care Administrators is designed to be completed within a 2-year period without interrupting students' professional responsibilities. Two areas of specialization are provided: administration of day care and preschool programs for young children and administration of residential, treatment, and community-based programs for children and adolescents. The 36-semester-hour program is organized into modules involving coursework and a practicum. Information needs of students are met through the University's Information Retrieval Service and the School Practices Information File. Students are also required to attend a program institute providing opportunities for students to meet, share ideas, attend skill-building workshops, establish networks, and engage in face-to-face contact with Nova faculty and administrators. In August of 1981, the program was redesigned along the lines of the campus-based graduate education program for kindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers. Plans for program development, to be implemented in the winter of 1984, include the placement of a microcomputer and peripherals in the home or office of every student and faculty member. It is expected that the effect of this innovation on the program will be revolutionary. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Distance Education; Nova University FL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the University Without Walls International Council (2nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 11, 1983).