ERIC Number: ED354897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
From Bulletin Boards to Electronic Universities: Distance Education, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Online Education. ACSDE Research Monograph, Number 7.
Paulsen, Morten Flate
This monograph presents a collection of separate papers that focuses on pioneering projects in computer-mediated communication (CMC) and distance education. The first section of the monograph contains two papers describing the author's experiences with CMC projects that formed the foundation for his further CMC work: "NKI Electronic College," a distance education program using computer conferencing at NKI College in Oslo (Norway); and "Teaching Across the Atlantic," a computer-conference-based course conducted by experts form both sides of the Atlantic. In the second section, two papers--"Innovative Computer-Conferencing Courses" and "Computer-Mediated Communication and Distance Education around the World, An Annotated Bibliography"--provide 16 examples of the CMC projects in 12 countries the author has encountered through literature reviews and personal communications. Three articles that compile experiences, conclusions, and predictions for the future based on the author's perceptions and theories are presented in the final section: "GO MEEC," which describes a goal-oriented method for establishment of an electronic college; "The Electronic University," which predicts the development of future electronic universities; and "The Hexagon of Cooperative Freedom," which proposes a distance education theory attuned to CMC. Most of the papers include references; a total of 79 references are contained overall. (KRN)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Learner Controlled Instruction, Prediction, Tables (Data), Teleconferencing
The American Center for the Study of Distance Education, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 403 South Allen St., Suite 206, University Park, PA 16802-5202 ($20).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annenberg/CPB Project, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. American Center for the Study of Distance Education.
Identifiers - Location: Norway; United States