ERIC Number: ED362771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Open Courses.
Parer, Michael S., Ed.
This collection of 13 articles contains the reflections of experienced course developers on a particular course that illustrates the process of constructing flagship distance education programs. "Educational Developers in Action--A Series of Tales from the Mud" (Michael Parer) is an introduction that discusses the technology of distance education, distance and open learning, theory for distance and open learning, and comments on the following chapters. Two chapters in section 1 address the role of the educational developer: "The Role of the Educational Developer--Present and Future" (Michael Parer) and "Distance Education and Conceptual Learning" (John Sparkes). Section 2 on the educational developer in action contains eight chapters: "Swapping Hats in the Mud: Instructional Designer Turns Subject Specialist" (Noel Jackling); "A Tale from the Mud" (David Murphy, Gail Taylor); "Amber Waves of Grain" (Karen Murphy, Debi Rogers); "Course Development without Instructional Design" (Daryl Nation, Rob Walker); "Materials Production through 'On the Job' Training: A Case Study" (Fred Lockwood); "Creating a Course on Research in Distance Education" (Terry Evans, Ted Nunan); "Preparing History Courses at a Distance" (Alvin Finkel); and "The Virtual Laboratory: A Comic Book Approach to Teaching Laboratory Skills at a Distance" (Alistair Inglis). Section 3 offers some reflections by educational developers: "Developing Distance Education Courses" (Sue Warn et al.); "Critical Reflection on the Theory and Practice of Course Development" (Di Adams, Geoff Arger); and "Coming Back to the Question" (Larry Beauchamp et al.). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Open Education, Undergraduate Study
Centre for Distance Learning, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Switchback Road, Churchill, Victoria, Australia 3842 ($25 Australian plus $10 postage and packing).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Churchill (Australia). Gippsland Campus. Centre for Distance Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Hong Kong; United Kingdom