ERIC Number: ED088329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Flying a Learning Center: Design and Costs of an Off-Campus Space for Learning.
Karwin, Thomas J.
Campus facilities for students who wish to pursue an academic degree but cannot attend the campus offering the degree present a challenge to the institution. This paper discusses the design of physical facilities after only a brief discussion of instructional techniques and passing reference to the formidable problems of transition from traditional instructional practices to newer techniques. This approach is intended to interrupt the cycle of designing spaces to support established instructional designs, then limiting instructional designs to those for which appropriate spaces are available. A thorough description of this hypothetical new facility would include a detailed analysis of the kinds of instruction it could support, descriptions of alternative models for servicing the off-campus student, and comparisons of the validity, responsiveness, and costs of the alternatives. Five such models are identified in this paper, but only one is described in any detail and only very limited comparisons are provided. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Costs, Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Models, Off Campus Facilities
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.