ERIC Number: ED392420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Distance Education for Doctoral Students: An Overview of the National Cluster Format for Students in the Doctoral Program for Child and Youth Studies.
Hesser, Lois Ann
This paper offers an overview of the telecommunications and delivery techniques involved in providing distance education to graduate students in doctoral programs. Good distance education should ensure variety of format and successful communication; it can come via audiobridge, videotapes, audiotapes, the telephone, electronic mail, electronic library access, electronic bulletin boards, and electronic classrooms. In the case of Nova Southeastern University (Florida), distance education graduate students in the so-called "National Cluster" are given several days of telecommunications training with particular focus on UNIX commands relevant to electronic mail and the Internet. A study of National Cluster students was begun there to identify degree of growth in their computer expertise, degree of computer use in pursuing their studies, and degree of effect technology use has had on career status and professional or personal interactions. A copy of the survey is appended. (Author/BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nova Southeastern University FL; UNIX Operating System
Note: In: "Emerging Technologies, Lifelong Learning, NECC '95"; see IR 017 705.