ERIC Number: ED438338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Distance Learning in Urban Schools. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 150.
Majdalany, Gibran; Guiney, Susan
This digest discusses how urban schools can implement distance learning programs through customized development of the three elements crucial to a successful distance education program: (1) sound instructional design; (2) appropriate technology applications; and (3) support for teachers, students, and collaborative partners. A distance learning program must meet the educational goals of the institution. Implementing such a program requires time, people, funding, and careful planning. Descriptions of two exemplary programs show the importance of planning. Connectivity standards are key to implementing a distance learning program. Connections must be widely and easily available, reliable, and predictable. Support must be provided by a distance learning facilitator who assists student learning and ensures technology maintenance. In urban settings, additional fiscal and individual support of the program can be secured from community distance learning events. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Urban Schools
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. For full text: http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.