ERIC Number: ED357829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Toward the 21st Century: Preparing Proactive Visionary Transformational Leaders for Building Learning Communities through Multi-Technology. Leadership I Formative Evaluation of Cluster 54.
Groff, Warren H.
This paper presents a description and formative evaluation of National (Multi-Tech) Cluster III, Nova University's third technology-intensive doctoral program in Child and Youth Studies (CYS) in which formal instruction occurs in clusters, or groups of professionals in different geographic locations who are connected via electronic communications technology. National clusters focus on understanding the basic concepts of leadership theory and research and applying these concepts to problems in a professional context. Following a brief introduction, a description of the preliminary planning for the technology delivery system used in the doctoral program is offered. Program development is discussed, an introduction to the telecommunications used in the program is presented, and the Leadership I course is described. The course uses technological aids, such as electronic classrooms, to explore: (1) societal problems and issues; (2) leadership theory and practice; and (3) organizational, personal, and professional development. The paper concludes with a discussion of a conceptual framework for human resources development, emphasizing the advantages of multi-tech learning. Appendices include copies of instructions and memos to students in National Cluster III; materials from electronic classrooms; and examples of outstanding work by two students (Daniel R. Hayes and Deborah W. Whaley). The students' papers and other materials comprise the bulk of the document. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see ED 352 126.