ERIC Number: ED452357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Department of Corrections' Distance Learning Program. Florida Corrections Commission 1999 Annual Report, Section 7.
Florida State Corrections Commission, Tallahassee.
The Florida Department of Corrections Distance Learning Program consists of the Corrections Distance Learning Network; offender programming; staff development; and the Agency Strategic Plan. The Corrections Distance Learning Network offers academic, vocational training, and life management skills programs for offenders and staff development and training programs for employees in 48 sites in correctional institutions, regional probation and parole offices, and alternate sites. There are seven two-way conferencing sites. Students in the Model Distance Learning Classroom Project have shown gains in Test for Adult Basic Education scores, and the success rate of students acquiring their GEDs increased. The Lancaster Correctional Institution has piloted SAFETY-NET (Systems Applications For Educating Troubled Youth Network), a technology-based network funded by a Star School Grant. Staff development includes the Distance Learning Applications in Corrections Project that enables employees to take classes toward earning an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree. Possibilities to expand or optimize the Corrections Distance Learning Network include use of Florida Department of Education-licensed programs, Intranet, coordination of broadcast with educational programming, and two-way videoconferencing. (Thirty notes are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Computer Uses in Education, Correctional Education, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Distance Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Models, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Staff Development, State Programs, Telecommunications, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.fcc.state.fl.us/fcc/reports/final99/7dl.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Corrections Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests; Test of Adult Basic Education