ERIC Number: ED420341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional and Leadership Development through Distance Learning. Evaluation Report.
Miller, J. W.; Ciereszko, A. A.; Holmes, L. B., Jr.; Grey, P. D.; Bigbie, C. L.
The Instructional and Leadership Development through Distance Learning (ILDDL) project was created to demonstrate ways that technology and distance learning can be used to address some of Florida's educational needs. The project involved the collaboration of Florida State University, the University of Florida, and nine Florida community colleges. The instructional program delivered by the universities was comprised of four courses during the 1995 academic year. Each community college assigned one or more facilitators responsible for all of the logistics involved in the courses, including class enrollment and communicating with the instructor. The first course, The American Community College, was administered through both distance education and on-campus teaching. Using grades and self-reported perceptions from surveys, both on-campus and distance classes did comparably well in the fall course. Responses to the second course, Instructional Leadership in the Community College, were very favorable, especially due to the performance of the facilitators. Technology for Teachers, the third course, had mixed reviews, with suggestions for providing more feedback and tightening its structure. The final course, Effective Teaching in the Community College, received mixed results as well, with 24% of students preferring the distance learning medium, and 54% preferring conventional learning methods. (Contains 36 references.) (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Course Organization, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.