ERIC Number: ED403849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Bringing the Campus to the Student. New Mexico's Extended Learning Initiative: A Status Report.
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
Each of New Mexico's public higher education institutions was asked to provide information on their extended learning activities in 1994-95, their planned activities for 1995-96, their funding needs and priorities, and preliminary extended learning cost information. Twenty of 24 institutions were able to provide the requested information. For this survey, extended learning was defined as the full range of available and developing modes for bringing instruction to learners and includes all off-campus courses offered within New Mexico for resident academic credit by the postsecondary educational institutions. Seventeen institutions reported extended learning activities, offering a total of 983 courses to students (51 percent of whom were at the undergraduate level). Two-thirds of the courses were provided by four-year institutions. Ten institutions used technological delivery of instruction; 13 institutions sent faculty to remote sites; and six institutions did both. The number of extended learning courses increased 45 percent over 1993-94 and the courses were available in 71 communities, primarily through the growing statewide Extended Learning Initiative. To insure the development of coordinated and interconnected regional and statewide extended learning programs, it is imperative that the state of New Mexico provide adequate financial support. (JLS)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Models, Policy Formation, Public Colleges, Public Education, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement
New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, 1068 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico