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ERIC Number: ED435800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-25
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching a Course through Multiple Delivery Systems: Some Lessons Learned.
Zirkle, Chris; Ourand, Donna Brooks
In recent years, increasing numbers of nontraditional students have begun pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees in human resources development, technology education, and vocational-technical education in the Department of Industrial Technology Education (ITE) at Indiana State University. In 1998, the ITE department expanded the options available to these students by offering courses through the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS), which is a state-funded consortium of eight college and university campuses that was initiated in 1967. Students now have the option of taking courses through one of four delivery formats: traditional on-campus delivery; IHETS satellite transmission to 325 sites; videotape; and the Internet. The transition to instruction through multiple delivery systems has given rise to several issues and concerns including the following: (1) in most cases, students and faculty have no eye-to-eye contact; (2) assessment of students at various "distances" can be problematic; and (3) teaching courses through multiple delivery formats requires high levels of expertise on the part of faculty. Solutions developed to address these issues/concerns have included the following: (1) enabling off-campus students to communicate with faculty via e-mail, telephone, and satellite transmission; (2) arranging for proctored examinations at remote sites; and (3) offering faculty training sessions on creating Web pages and Internet courses. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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