ERIC Number: ED323989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning Conference Proceedings (Ruidoso, New Mexico, October 1989).
Alexander, John B., Comp.; And Others
The declining emphasis on science, mathematics, and engineering education in the United States together with the necessity of the nation to ensure a continuous supply of trained practitioners in those fields was the consideration that prompted the conference reported in this document. The conference participants--who were representatives of the military, the government, industry, and academia, analyzed the potential of distance learning to deal with common educational problems and recommended a national initiative to implement distance learning in the United States. They also agreed that such an initiative would help to alleviate current global education and training problems. Seven presentations make up the major part of this publication: (1) "The Distance Learning Problem" (Andrew E. Andrews); (2) "Media" (John W. Keller); (3) "Interactivity" (Andrew E. Andrews); (4) "Instructional Strategies" (Mary S. Trainor); (5) "Collective Learning" (Andrew E. Andrews); (6) "Student Performance Evaluation" (Norman D. Hamer); and (7) "Implementation" (John Alexander). It is noted that the results of the conference demonstrated the need to begin leveraging technology to improve learning. A prologue describing the conference and summarizing the results of group discussions is also provided, as well as a brief epilogue, a list of conference participants, brief biographies of the presenters, and a 44-item bibliography. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Alamos National Lab., NM.