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50 Years of ERIC
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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
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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