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ERIC Number: ED450271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 7
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Conducting a University Career and Technical Education Degree Program through Multiple Technology Delivery Formats: A Working Model.
Zirkle, Chris
The Department of Industrial Technology Education (ITE) at Indiana State University offers approximately 20 courses per semester, split equally between undergraduate and graduate courses. Although all classes are offered on campus, almost half of the ITE courses are also taught using these three alternative simultaneous delivery methods: (1) for students at remote sites who can integrate live courses into their work schedules, a satellite system is available; (2) for those who work irregular hours and cannot commit to scheduled classes, videotapes are an option; and (3) for those who need even more flexibility, an Internet-based instructional program is available for use at home at any hour of the day. The delivery options were instituted to help novice ITE teachers begin their careers, provide professional development to veteran teachers, increase class sizes, and meet the needs of nontraditional students. Concerns with the newer formats include interaction, higher expertise needed by faculty, assessment, and the extra time needed by faculty to handle more remote students. To address interaction concerns, faculty supplement e-mail and telephone contact with a variety of other options, such as satellite transmission and written reactions via mail, fax, or e-mail. To meet assessment concerns, the course software has a tracking feature that allows instructors to monitor students "hits" on the course site to measure class participation, and to have exams proctored for students at remote sites. Faculty development has also been promoted. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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