ERIC Number: ED342914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Model Video/Computer Based Alternative Delivery System.
Molnar, David P.
The Northwest Wisconsin Technical College Electronic Campus (NWTC/EC) is an electronic bulletin board system that delivers courses via IBM microcomputer and telephone modem. Computer-based course delivery focused on the inservice training for economic development, student services, division coordinators, and branch campus departments at NWTC to ensure familiarity with and support of the promotion of computer delivery. Inservice sessions were held on the use of the computer-based course delivery system for relevant NWTC departments to promote the system. NWTC/EC offers standard features plus some unique online capabilities to its users: mail videotape checklist system; supplemental book resource checkout system; articles, news scans, forums, databases, and networks; and other sources of shareware. Appropriate computer-delivered courses are student-centered activities comprised of reading and writing. Total student activity hours for reading/writing/responding are comparable to live campus classrooms. The EC provides students with a self-directed, cross-disciplinary, exploratory experience. Educators should use relevant practices and values to enhance the system. (A course outline for the computer-based course, "Technology 2000," is included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Wisconsin Technical Coll., Green Bay.
Note: Cover title is: "A Model Computer/Modem Course Delivery System. NWTC Electronic Campus."