ERIC Number: ED446757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Creating a Low Cost but Dynamic Telecourse.
Frost, Charles H.
This paper discusses the implications for technology and distance education of the following value statement: "The world's resources are not infinite and they are not distributed equally on a global basis. Continued resource consuming growth and maldistribution of ever more scarce resources will increase conflict and poverty as well as undermine an ever more fragile ecosystem. Therefore, technology and distance education should be prioritized in ways that reduce waste and enhance equitable resource distribution." The author's basic expectations in developing the first telecourse at Middle Tennessee State University are summarized as follows: (1) the course needed to be, at least in a significant part, visual; (2) the course needed to have a story-based emphasis in what was communicated; (3) whatever was being taught, the student needed to appreciate that an individual could and should hold in their mind more than one way of viewing reality at the same time; (4) the material presented needed to be seen as relevant to the student's own personal life and seen as useful for their personal growth; and (5) the course must, to a significant degree, be experiential and interactive. Lessons learned from creating the telecourse are considered. (Contains 26 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Values
Web site: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed00/frost.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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