ERIC Number: ED422862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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A Systems Model Approach To Organizing a Distance Learning Program.
Lawton, Marny D.; Bonhomme, Mary S.
This paper focuses on the Purdue University (Indiana) Continuing Engineering Education (CEE) experience in producing distance education over the past 20 years. Discussion includes the role of several educational theories in the formalization of distributed learning; the importance of effective communication in delivery of distance education; redesign of courses and teaching models; the role of the instructor as content expert; and the use of collaborative working environments. A table outlines characteristics of the following necessary components for effective distance education: good communication; technologically astute instructors; effective facilitator or team leader; comfort in use of planning and organizing skills; efficient use of preparation plans and training; flexibility; and experience. (Contains 17 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperative Planning, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Theories, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Systems Approach, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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