ERIC Number: ED403822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University. Research and Planning Report 96-20.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This report provides a brief history of the practice of distance education at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, one of the pioneer institutions in distance education. It offers an overview of the various distance education modalities and participants at the university, and summarizes the integration of distance education into program structure and curricula. NSU's first external degree program, the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership, was offered in 1972. Student acceptance of distance education was largely responsible for the university's growth in Fall term enrollment from 571 students in 1972 to 8,338 students in 1977. Student ratings of satisfaction with academic programs and services indicated that the vast majority of students achieved their educational goals and were satisfied with the educational experience. Specific curriculum and student satisfaction data are provided for NSU's Center for Psychological Studies, Center for the Advancement of Education, College of Pharmacy, Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies, School of Computer and Information Sciences, and the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. (Contains 35 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.