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ERIC Number: ED421094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
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Taking Instruction Online: The Art of Delivery.
Everett, Donna R.
This paper focuses on the process of preparing and delivering courses using compressed video by considering research related to how learners adapt in new environments, the approval process, the environment, and course delivery techniques. Over a two-semester period, a survey was administered to students in distance learning courses to address the issues of adjustment to the environment and technology, methods and interactions utilized by the instructor, and related experiences which provide the framework for adapting to the distance learning classroom. The survey produced results in three areas: feelings about the distance learning environment, factors which helped make sense of the distance learning environment, and technologies of the distance learning environment. Six tables show results in terms of how students felt on the first day by gender and by age; how students felt on the last day by gender and by age; how students cope with the distance learning environment by gender and by age. Recommendations for online instruction are offered related to instructor training, adapting courses to the distance learning environment, assisting students in making sense of distance learning technology, teaching methods, learning and introducing new technologies and adjusting to meet student needs. (Contains 33 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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