ERIC Number: ED393420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with Distance Delivery Systems: Strategies from Alpha to Omega.
Rezabek, Landra L.
Distance education can assume many forms, including videotaped lectures, computer-mediated communication among teacher and student, and instantaneous, live two-way interaction. This paper focuses on tips and strategies for educators wishing to expand their teaching repertoires to include the use of these technologies. Teacher strategies listed include: (1) assessing one's own attitude toward distance education; (2) working to overcome barriers of time and geography; (3) carefully preplanning group activities; (4) exercising determination; (5) frequently evaluating the program; (6) communicating zest to students; (7) overcoming the eerie feeling that no one is out there listening; (8) preparing thoughtfully and thoroughly; (9) taking time to foster interaction; (10) being patient with technological kinks; (11) staying learner-centered; (12) taking advantage of media; (13) making sure that distance education is implemented not because it is in vogue but because it addresses needs; (14) using xerography; (15) being organized; (16) being punctual; (17) giving students frequent repetitions of assignments, due dates, and key points; (18) keeping things simple; (19) leaning on institution-wide teamwork; (20) updating as technologies change; (21) recognizing aspects of one's educational philosophy that will translate well to the format; (21) maintaining a sense of humor; (22) uttering a well-timed "Pshaw!" now and then; and (23) remaining optimistic. (BEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Access to Persons
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.