ERIC Number: ED373775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
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A Multi-Tech Distance Learning Program: A Model for Folsom Lake College with Emphasis on Teaching Health Science.
Rasler, Michael Lorence
The purpose of this study was to create a multi-tech distance learning program (MTDLP) for Folsom Lake College (California) with special emphasis on the teaching of health science. The research followed the developmental problem-solving methodology. Data were obtained from several sources: a review of the literature; a review of established distance learning programs from postsecondary institutions; and interviews of practitioners involved in distance learning. The development of the MTDLP was complex and required careful consideration of the following key issues: the identification of the MTDLP; selection and training of faculty; adapting traditional health science curricula; ensuring optimum faculty/student interaction; support services; and technology and its implied costs. The MTDLP developed in the this study was based on the Rio Salado Community College (RSCC) model in Phoenix (Arizona). The MTDLP developed for Folsom Lake College contained recommendations for support services; registrations procedures; orientation programs; counseling programs; student access to course materials; and course/instructor evaluation forms. Included in the appendixes are the interview questions; summary of interviews; and the final draft of the MTDLP. (Contains 61 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Health Sciences
Note: Major Applied Research Project, Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University.