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ERIC Number: ED417904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Long Distance Education at the University of Kansas.
Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara
Since 1993, the University of Kansas (KU) has used distance learning options to serve rural graduate students seeking teacher certification in deaf education (DE). Telecommunications technologies used by DE courses include interactive/compressed video and the World Wide Web. Following an explanation of the technologies used and their advantages and disadvantages, this paper describes the DE program, including funding, options for Kansas certification in DE, student characteristics, and the curriculum design of the deaf-blind component. A comprehensive campaign was developed to recruit qualified students by publicizing program information, professional opportunities in the special education field, and the availability of student financial aid; recruitment strategies are listed that focus on nontraditional students (minority students, deaf students, students in rural settings). Admissions criteria are rigorous and parallel those traditionally associated with potential to complete a master's degree at KU. University resources and the quality and variety of practicum sites are briefly described. Recommendations are offered for program replication, focusing on three critical issues: student recruitment, breadth of programming, and the cost of course development and implementation when technologies are involved. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A