ERIC Number: ED368343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education: The Application of Technology to Education and Training (APTEC).
Mizell, Al P.; And Others
Nova University (Florida), offers off-campus undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, business and public administration, psychology, and computer sciences. This paper describes one of these offerings, the Application of Technology to Education and Training (APTEC) specialization in the Ed.D. program in Child and Youth Studies (CYS). The APTEC program requires six courses in the specialization area and is designed to prepare the student as a child and youth advocate in the use of educational technology. Students in the CYS program meet twice a year for a 3- to 5-day period to interact with the instructor; this is followed by interaction through the audiobridge, videotapes and audiotapes, electronic mail, and the electronic classroom (an electronic forum on the Unix system). Four clusters of students are included in an ongoing evaluation that will encompass the 3-year span of the program and study its effectiveness. Results of the first evaluation year indicate that the program is successful. Appendix A contains a description of field-based programs by John Scigliano, and Appendix B describes the APTEC courses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Audiotape Recordings, Business, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Education, Educational Technology, External Degree Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Independent Study, Interaction, Program Evaluation, Psychology, Public Administration, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Training, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Field Based Programs; Nova University FL
Note: Paper presented at the National Educational Computing Conference (Orlando, FL, June 27-30, 1993).