ERIC Number: ED345030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on the Organization and Management of Distance Education Study Centres.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
This handbook discusses the role, structures, organization, and management of study centers as they operate in different postsecondary settings in the Asia Pacific region. Eight chapters and a postscript are included: (1) introduction; (2) what is a study center; (3) why might an institution want study centers--functions, architectural types, staffing/management, study center systems, and examples of study center types; (4) why might students want study centers--distance education philosophy, student demographic characteristics, sociological factors, educational technology, and administration convenience; (5) how might study centers be set up--minimizing distance and reducing isolation, learning facilities access, improving communications, and cost reduction; (6) what rooms, equipment, and materials might be needed in a study center; (7) what staff might be required in a study center--management structure and function, recruitment and training, and service terms; and (8) how might study centers be linked with main campuses--management structures, communications systems, conferences, and routines. The postscript emphasizes the need for individuality of the study centers. Photographs, tables, and diagrams are included. An annotated bibliography contains 10 citations, and 43 additional citations are provided. (NLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.