ERIC Number: ED410816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Oryx Guide to Distance Learning. A Comprehensive Listing of Electronic and Other Media-Assisted Courses. Second Edition.
Burgess, William E.
This volume provides information on 434 institutions which offer academic credit for 4,176 media-assisted courses. Institutions include: colleges and universities, consortiums, public broadcasting stations, and statewide telecommunications services. The book includes a brief foreword that relates some of the history of distance education; an introduction that describes methodology and lists applicable accrediting agencies; a glossary of delivery systems used in distance learning; a "How To Use This Guide," section, and a sample entry. Main entries are organized alphabetically, by state (excluding Hawaii, but including the District of Columbia). Each entry provides the name and address of the institution, the type of delivery system(s) used, a profile of the institution, and a list of courses offered organized by area of study. Appended are subject indexes, organized by group and by course; a delivery system index; an institution name index; and a list of institutions that provide nationwide or worldwide access. (CH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Media, Higher Education, Independent Study, Information Networks, Information Technology, Interactive Television, Internet, Nontraditional Education, Online Systems, Open Universities, Outreach Programs, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Telecourses, World Wide Web
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Note: Foreword by Elaine K. Didier.