ERIC Number: ED415345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Designing, Developing and Implementing WWW-Based Distance Learning.
Riley, Peter C.
The rapid advancement of communication technologies is resulting in a wide array of design and development choices for distance learning projects. The 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is developing a prototype distance learning project designed to serve geographically separated learner populations. Project staff are designing, developing, and implementing a prototype transportable process for transmitting interactive multimedia curriculum instruction over the World Wide Web to geographically distant locations. This curriculum strategy uses standard computer-based hardware and commercial off-the-shelf authoring and playback software and hardware. Course and lesson content include use of compressed video, digital audio, and graphic animation to deliver instruction and solicit interactive feedback. Among the problems encountered are the amount of time needed to code each frame of courseware and accommodating changes in website addresses. Lessons learned include the following: (1) investment in initial design is crucial; (2) careful consideration of content is necessary due to bandwidth and connection limitations; and (3) not all lessons can be adequately converted to web-based training. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 19th, Orlando, FL, December 1-4, 1997).