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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Benson, Angela D. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
The role of online learning and distance learning over the Internet in providing post secondary educational opportunities to low-income, working adults who have never attended college is examined. It was found that structured training programs for the staff on topics related to online post secondary study might provide the benefits of online study…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Opportunities, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education
Moore, Joi L., Ed.; Benson, Angela D., Ed. – InTech, 2012
This book, written by authors representing 12 countries and five continents, is a collection of international perspectives on distance learning and distance learning implementations in higher education. The perspectives are presented in the form of practical case studies of distance learning implementations, research studies on teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
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Benson, Angela D. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2004
In 2003, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), recognizing the need for a standard definition of distance education, issued a monograph that posed a definition of distance education as "institution-based, formal education where the learning group is separated and where interactive telecommunications systems are used…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Definitions, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology
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Benson, Angela D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2003
Assessing participant learning in online environments provides benefits and challenges. Fortunately, the available technology tools allow for a wide range of assessment techniques. Based on the purpose and scope of the assessment and the nature of the material being assessed, educators can choose from the following online assessment techniques:…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Environment, Classification, Formative Evaluation
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Benson, Angela D. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2003
Using a qualitative case study design, this article explores the different meanings of quality that stakeholders brought to the process of planning online degree programs for a university system distance learning initiative and examines the impact of those different meanings on the resulting planning process and the resulting online degree…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Benson, Angela D. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2002
Investigated how stakeholder interests influenced one state's efforts to provide online undergraduate degree programs to meet workforce needs. Describes the use of an embedded qualitative case study design; discusses findings that showed that the interests of some stakeholder groups prevailed at the expense of other groups; and suggests further…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Labor Force, Online Courses, Research Needs
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Benson, Angela D.; Bothra, Jashoda; Sharma, Priya – TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 2004
Performance support systems can play an important role in corporations by managing and allowing distribution of information more easily. These systems run the gamut from simple paper job aids to sophisticated computer- and web-based software applications that support the entire corporate supply chain. According to Gery (1991), a performance…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Management Systems, Internet, Corporations
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Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Duncan, John; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
This article presents the results of a national study of distance learning in postsecondary career and technical education (CTE). The main purpose of this study was to identify the current status and future trends associated with distance learning in postsecondary CTE. The results show that community colleges are (a) actively involved in the…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Vocational Education
Githens, Rod P.; Dirani, Khalil; Gitonga, Jacqueline; Teng, Ya-Ting; Benson, Angela D. – Online Submission, 2006
The growth of technology has influenced human resource development (HRD) practitioners to embrace technology for both training and non-training interventions. This study examined technology-related articles in Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) publications in order to understand what these articles address and the future needs of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Computer Uses in Education
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Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Duncan, John – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2005
Community colleges are actively involved in distance-learning programs in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Over 76% of community colleges offer some form of distance learning in CTE. Over the years, only a few isolated studies have compared the effectiveness of distance CTE courses to traditional face-to-face courses. Typically, the findings…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Learning Strategies, Community Colleges, Distance Education
Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Duncan, John – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2004
This study builds on a recent national survey that determined the current status and future trends associated with distance learning in postsecondary career and technical education (Johnson, et al., 2003). The primary goal of this study was to explore, in detail, the effectiveness of distance learning via the Internet as a strategy for providing…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Assignments, Distance Education, Career Education
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Johnson, Scott D.; Benson, Angela D.; Duncan, John; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod – Community College Journal, 2004
Community colleges have played a key role in connecting high school tech prep, industry training, and baccalaureate education. As an institution of higher education known for its adaptability and willingness to provide customized training, the community college has been influenced by industry and federal policy (e.g., Workforce Investment Act…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Industry, Distance Education
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Johnson, Scott D.; Benson, Angela D.; Duncan, John; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail Diane; Treat, Tod – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2004
This article presents the results of a national study of distance learning in postsecondary career and technical education (CTE). The main purpose of this study was to identify the current status and future trends associated with distance learning in postsecondary CTE. The results show that community colleges are actively involved in the delivery…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education
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Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Duncan, John R.; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod. – Community College Journal, 2005
A study funded by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (Benson, Johnson, Taylor, Treat, Shinkareva, & Duncan, 2004) investigated the course structures and environments used for online career and technical education (CTE) courses and compared their effectiveness to equivalent campus-based courses in terms of the extent to…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Web Based Instruction
Johnson, Scott D.; Benson, Angela D.; Duncan, John; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail Diane; Treat, Tod – 2003
There is limited understanding of the scope and impact of distance learning on postsecondary career and technical education (CTE). Descriptive analysis of questionnaire responses and telephone interviews from 512 community colleges (response rate of 53.3%) sought to determine the following in relation to postsecondary CTE: (1) how prominent is…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Educational Policy