ERIC Number: ED396188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities in the Digital Era.
Groff, Warren H.
This document contains materials about and products of a practicum devoted to creating and sustaining learning communities in the digital era that was conducted by Nova Southeastern University in Winter 1996. First, human resources development programs are discussed as vehicles for creating high-performance learners, workers, and leaders who are equipped with the critical thinking, communication, and specialized job skills required to function in high-tech workplaces. Described next are efforts to establish/maintain online learning communities, including the Greater Philadelphia Area Citystate program and a human resources development program in western Pennsylvania. The implications of online learning communities for higher education and considerations in creating and sustaining/expanding them are examined. Appendixes constituting more than 90% of this document contain information about products of the U.S. National Information Infrastructure Initiative, five newsletters on sustaining a learning community, and the following seminar and practicum papers: "Analysis of Human Resources Development at Garrett Community College" (Thomas H. Kierstead); "Remedial and Developmental Mathematics at Garrett Community College: A Vision for the Future" (Thomas H. Kierstead); "Strategic Plan for Remedial and Developmental Mathematics Initiatives at Garrett Community College" (Thomas H. Kierstead); "Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Human Resources Development Effort at Alderson-Broaddus College" (Derek Crews); "Vision of a Program for Learning Disabled Students at Alderson-Broaddus College" (Derek Crews); "Multi-Year Action Plan to Implement a Program for Learning Disabled Students at Alderson-Broaddus College" (Derek Crews); "Strategic Plan for the Development of the Graduate Nurse with Critical Thinking Skills" (Amy P. Leehan); "Multi-Year Program Evaluation Action Plan for Mount Vernon Nazarene College's Teacher Education Program" (Bevin Shiverdecker); "Development of a Questionnaire for the Certified Network Administrator Course" (James E. Barger); and "Development of a Strategic Plan to Provide a Multisite Electronic Engineering Technology Program at the Community College of Allegheny County" (Pearley Cunningham). (MN)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Developmental Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Learning Disabilities, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Nursing Education, Online Systems, Practicums, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Regional Programs, Remedial Instruction, Shared Resources and Services, Strategic Planning, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Thinking Skills, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Learning Communities; Pennsylvania