ERIC Number: ED456886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education Report, August 2001: California Community Colleges, Fiscal Years 1995-1996 through 1999-2000.
This report is a 7-year study of the development and implementation of Distance Education (DE) in the California Community College System during fiscal years 1995-1996 through 1999-2000. The systemwide data provide information about DE students, including age, ethnicity, gender, and disabilities. The data also include information about access, enrollment, and course completion rates, as well as student and faculty satisfaction with DE delivery mode. The report focuses on the issues raised by this research and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors for the implementation of new policies that are needed to support DE systemwide. The report offers numerous tables, including: (1) Comparison of Growth in Distance Education and Non-Distance Education; (2) Distance Education Sessions; (3) Distance Education Non-Credit and Non-Distance Education/Noncredit Course Sessions; and (4) Number of Distance Education Courses by Type of Delivery Method. Highlights include: (1) 104,153 students were enrolled in DE courses in 1999-2000, almost 4% of total systemwide enrollment; (2) the average completion rate for credit DE courses from 1995-2000 was 52%, 13% lower than the rate for traditional courses; (3) 71% of DE students cited convenience as the reason for choosing distance education; and (4) faculty indicated a strong belief that classroom-based instruction is better in terms of the overall education experience. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.