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ERIC Number: ED441106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of Internet Courses in HRD Programs. Innovative Session 3. [Concurrent Innovative Session at AHRD Annual Conference, 2000.]
Schwindt, Robert C.; Tsai, Ping-Lun
Faculty members at 58 institutions belonging to the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) were surveyed to identify trends in the use of Internet courses in graduate human resource development (HRD) programs. Of the 27 institutions that submitted valid responses, 10 offered Internet courses in HRD and 17 did not. Of the 17 that did not, 2 planned to add Internet courses in the future. Among the reasons given for not offering Internet courses were the following: not enough time to develop courses; lack of experience to develop Internet courses; lack of time to deliver and administer courses; lack of equipment; and insufficient student demand. The following policies and procedures related to Internet courses were in place by at least some of the schools offering Internet courses in HRD: technical support; instructional design support; intellectual property right of developer; release time to develop courses; and smaller course loads for teaching Internet courses. The respondents from schools offering Internet courses reported that lack of the following items posed problems: experience, staff, security for course and student information, location for an on-campus network, and equipment. Six advantages and 11 disadvantages of Internet courses were identified. (Contains 16 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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