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ERIC Number: ED392756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A University Dispersed: Innovations in the Development of Cohort Programs and Multiple Course Delivery Systems. Critical Factors in the Development and Evaluation of Innovative Programs To Meet Students' Educational Needs.
Packard, Richard D.; And Others
Newly adopted objectives for improving Arizona graduate educational efforts for student teachers in remote, rural areas are presented, specifically regarding the increased use of current information technology resources, such as television and computer modem courses. Current options as well as future possibilities are considered, such as partnerships, cohort groups, and advanced technological delivery systems (ATDS). Successful implementation of new technologies for teaching and learning requires that even faculty who are not directly involved in such programs should be made aware of them, as many everyday, local challenges may be addressed with similar technological innovation. It is concluded that holistic assessment and formative evaluation are crucial to program accountability and the continued success of a university program dispersed to remote regions and foreign borders. Appended exhibits, which comprise half the document, include the actual plan of the system to be implemented; media articles that prompted the review; pilot program description; research findings on cohort programs; and an evaluation of a modem-conducted, graduate ATDS. (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona