ERIC Number: ED389890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities.
Groff, Warren H.
According to this paper, the ultimate purpose of graduate and postgraduate education is to design programs to promote improvement in the quality of services that are provided in a variety of different contexts and systems--health and human services, business and industry, government and public service, and education and training. Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has been a pioneer in alternative distance education since 1972. This paper discusses the use of technology in doctoral programs, modernization as a prelude to proactive evolution from a university to a "communiversity," and then a collaborative "globalversity." It postulates that sustaining learning communities will occur at two levels, students and alumni, and that the participants will soon take this effort globally. Many of the alumni of NSU are online through the Internet and sharing communications and problem solving with current and former NSU students. Four appendixes, which make up most of the document, contain the following: information on NSU curricula in child and youth studies; seminars and practicums; creating and sustaining learning community memos; and materials developed by Alan Algee for developing, implementing, and evaluation of a model for teaching intercultural competency through the content areas at Faith School of Theology. Contains 38 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Nova Southeastern University FL
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