ERIC Number: ED427754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Setting the Stage for Dynamic Use of Distance Learning Technologies in Education. PREL Briefing Paper.
This paper reviews the components of three critical dimensions that must be considered during the implementation of distance learning processes: essential conditions, educational consensus about teaching and learning, and telecommunications technology capacity. These dimensions lay the foundation that affects future decisions about school budgeting, resource allocation, teaching and learning, certification, and professional development. Implications for professional development are explored in depth. The phases for infusion of new tools and ideas into staff development are discussed; a table presents a matrix that includes aspects of instructional strategies, learning tasks, assessment, and student and teacher roles during the different phases (i.e., entry/adoption, adaptation, integration/collaborative expansion, invention) of technology development within a learning environment. Features common to staff development strategies that encompass collaborative reflective inquiry are described, and suggestions for successful implementation of distance education are included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.