ERIC Number: ED460697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Learner Success in Distance Education Environments: A Shared Responsibility.
Major, Howard T.; Levenburg, Nancy
This paper describes the shared responsibility model--in which instructors, institutional administrators, and learners all assume responsibility--for learner success in distance education environments. Discussed in detail are the specific strategies to be deployed by: (1) the instructor, who plans instructional outcomes, selects course content, and ascertains how learning will be assessed; (2) the institution, which accepts the responsibility of delivering education and must provide technical and other assistance to the distance learning environment; and (3) the learner, who must actively engage in those processes that will lead to learning success. The paper explains the Major Levenburg Curriculum Matrix, a decision-making model based on desired educational outcomes and designed to help instructors decide which distance learning tools to use and when. Also described are various distance learning technologies, such as interactive television, the Internet, videotaped lectures, printed materials, audio conferencing, multimedia simulations, and CD-ROM/DVD. (EMH)
Descriptors: College Role, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Learning, Models, Online Courses, Student Role, Teacher Role, Telecourses, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: "The Technology Source," January 1999.