ERIC Number: ED432329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Workplan for Distance Education Policy: Planning for the California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Distance education offers the potential to further the missions of the community colleges in significant ways. However, the practice of education will not change without corresponding changes in our fundamental views of teaching and learning as they are reflected in state, federal, and institutional policies. This document identifies some of the policy issues facing higher education in the age of distance learning and frames the discussion for the implications of these issues for the community colleges, which include the cost of higher education, equal access to quality technology, technology training for instructors and students, technical staff support, shifts in paradigms, regular personal contact between students and professors, competition, and collaboration. Distance education need not be exclusively an automated and isolated experience. In fact, many distance education projects encourage the use of collaborative learning and other strategies to connect students to communities of learners. The document contains an appendix of supplemental graphs of the data discussed. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.