ERIC Number: ED341849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Invitational Symposium on Emerging Critical Issues in Distance Higher Education (Albany, New York, November 28-30, 1990).
Annenberg/CPB Project, Washington, DC.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Inst. for Distance Learning.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This document contains texts of presentations and transcriptions of panel discussions from an international symposium on critical issues in distance higher education. The following are included: "Opening Remarks" (Thomas Sobol); "The Changing Context for Distance Learning, Some Highlights" (Harold D. Hodgkinson); panel discussion--"How Should Distance Learning Respond to Emerging Needs?" (Gary Miller et al.); "The NTU (National Technological University) Experience: A Case Study" (Lionel Baldwin); and "Symposium Summary" (James Hall). The proceedings also summarize three issues raised at the meeting: (1) the importance of focusing on learner needs rather than technology; (2) the need for regulatory and accrediting agencies to cooperate among states and regions; and (3) the need for a national research and policy leadership agenda for distance education. A list of the 64 participants and their affiliations is included in the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Distance Education, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Evaluation, Quality Control, State Licensing Boards, State Standards, Technical Education, Telecourses
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annenberg/CPB Project, Washington, DC.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Inst. for Distance Learning.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.