ERIC Number: ED348942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning Handbook: A Resource for Schools Offering Distance Learning Programs.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Barrhead. Alberta Distance Learning Centre.
Due to its sparse, rural population and long distances, Alberta province (Canada) has been providing education at a distance since 1923 for students in grades 1 through 12 and adults who wish to complete their high school education through correspondence. This handbook is published as a resource for Alberta schools that offer distance learning programs. Sections in the handbook cover: (1) Distance Learning in Alberta--the history and current goals of the Distance Learning Program; (2) Distance Learning Services--the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC), the Learning Resources Distributing Centre (LRDC), the Distance Learning Implementation Unit, and Inservice in Distance Learning; (3) Distance Learning Funding--requirements for eligibility and how to apply for funding; (4) Distance Learning Models--correspondence school-based model, computer-managed learning model, multi-subject and multi-school models, and a sample jurisdiction distance learning network; (5) Authority and Responsibility--the individual school, the school jurisdiction, the education consortium, and the Alberta provincial department of education; (6) Distance Learning Technology--print, computer-managed learning, teleconferencing, facsimile machine (FAX), electronic mail, computer conferencing, audiographic teleconferencing, six keys to successful teleconferences, and video; (7) Classroom Planning--operational responsibilities of the superintendent, teacher, school coordinator, principal, and consortium-coordinator; and (8) Evaluating Distance Education--at the provincial level and the local level. Ten tips for distance learning are given and a selected bibliography lists 10 items. Distance Learning Program Evaluation questionnaires for teachers, students, parents, and principals or coordinators are appended. (ALF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adult Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Networks, Consortia, Distance Education, Educational Television, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Guidelines, Information Technology, Models, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Services, Teacher Role, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Barrhead. Alberta Distance Learning Centre.