ERIC Number: ED352447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Distance Education: A Primer for Faculty and Administrators. Monograph Series in Distance Education No. 2.
This primer consists of eight chapters, a glossary, 48 references, and an index. Chapter 1 gives an introduction and overview of distance education, including a summary of the international roots of distance education and the evolution of distance education in Alaska. Chapter 2 covers the factors enhancing effectiveness in distance education. Chapter 3 addresses the roles of students, faculty, facilitators, support staff, and administrators. Chapter 4 provides information on faculty development, explaining why it is important to distance education; how factors inhibiting faculty development can be overcome; what characteristics make inservice training effective; and why it is wise to pay special attention to promotion, tenure, and the academic legitimacy of distance education. Chapter 5 addresses how to adapt and develop distance-delivered instruction through the design, development, evaluation, and revision stages. Chapter 6 covers the selection of appropriate teaching tools and technology, including voice, video, data, and print tools. Chapter 7 summarizes strategies for teaching effectively at a distance, including meeting student needs, course planning and organization, teaching strategies, and interaction and feedback. Chapter 8 covers the future of distance education, including how to improve research on it, how to explore effective evaluation strategies, and how to develop a responsive academic policy. (CML)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Adult Education, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Home Study, Independent Study, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Nontraditional Education, Success, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ. System, Fairbanks.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska