ERIC Number: ED385331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Addressing Needs of Rural Health Care Providers via Distance Learning. Draft.
Adeyemi, Gloria; And Others
This document describes a distance learning program designed to meet the needs of rural health care providers. The program allows students to complete an Associate of Applied Science (AS) in the Meramec Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program through St. Louis Community College (SLCC). The first section of the document provides a draft of the articulation agreement and program curriculum as approved by the SLCC Board of Trustees. After a PTA job description, the following information is provided: (1) program information; (2) application and admission process; (3) minimum academic admission standards; (4) review/acceptance procedure; (5) registration and retention; (6) program curriculum; (7) course sequence; (8) tentative class schedule; (9) PTA pre-interview form; (10) distance learning in-service training; (11) list of faculty; and (12) information regarding SLCC telelearning services. The document indicates that SLCC is completing a comprehensive $4 million telecommunication system to serve its 3 campuses, College Center, 2 major education centers, and over 50 smaller satellite sites throughout the community, and that the major components of this system include: a fiber optic network; telephone systems; video class/conference facilities; a four channel instructional television service; video satellite distribution; and an interactive voice response system which will permit students and staff to interact with the mainframe computer via telephone. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (7th, San Francisco, CA, July 23-26, 1995).