ERIC Number: ED447342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reaching Out: A Starter Kit for Adult Education Distance Learning Programs.
This document is intended as a template for individuals initiating and developing adult education distance learning programs. The introduction discusses the following issues: benefits of distance learning; flexibility; confidentiality; retention; and the best students to target. The template and supplementary materials are organized in five sections devoted to the following topics: intake; assessment; instructor training; public relations; and curriculum. The following sample materials and forms are among those provided: intake procedure summary; detailed discussion of the intake process; home-based adult education information questionnaire; sample writing assignment; list of resources about learning styles and multiple intelligences; discussion of the role of assessment in home-based programs and assessment for placement and diagnosis; guidelines for portfolio assessment; sample learning contracts; sample writing progress checklists; course outline, learning activities, and handouts for a distance learning training session for General Educational Development (GED)/adult basic education (ABE) instructors; sample press releases; information letter for potential students; sample form detailing program admission requirements; sample follow-up form letters; tip sheets to accompany a GED practice test packet; list and discussion of criteria for choosing curricula for GED and ABE programs; list of sources for distance learning adult education materials; and list of Virginia Adult Education Learning Workgroup contacts. (MN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Check Lists, Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Confidentiality, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Benefits, Educational Resources, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Flexible Progression, Guidelines, High School Equivalency Programs, Home Programs, Home Study, Information Sources, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Learning Activities, Marketing, Models, Multiple Intelligences, Outreach Programs, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Contracts, Portfolio Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Guides, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Training Methods, Writing Achievement
For full text: http://www.vcu.edu/aelweb/reaching.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education and Literacy.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests