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ERIC Number: ED351999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Pages: 16
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Distance Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Keough, Erin
This presentation describes the distance education program at Memorial University (Newfoundland), which operates the Telemedicine Centre, including an audiographic, teleconference network that uses a combination of hardware and software to turn an MS DOS computer into an interactive long distance blackboard. Topics covered by the presentation include: (1) the distance education set-up at Memorial University, including the role of the Telemedicine Centre within the distance education framework of the university; (2) teleconference programs, 40% of which are health related; (3) print and teleconferencing in distance education at Memorial University; (4) the history of distance education at Memorial from the mid-1960s to the present; (5) institutional considerations, including broadening activities to include delivery outside the university curriculum; (6) support mechanisms and academic counselling for students; (7) management and staffing; (8) the importance of uniformity of technology; (9) support provided by instructors as content experts and providers; (10) course design, course selection, learner environment, and availability of libraries; and (11) program evaluation. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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