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ERIC Number: ED466134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Towards More Independent Learning: A Southern Nevada Perspective.
Beckstrand, Scott; Barker, Philip; van Schaik, Paul
This paper discusses the use of tools that allow the development and presentation of time- and place-independent courseware. Such tools make the Internet another valuable delivery method for distance education courses. The use of the tools is discussed in relationship to a course currently being offered at the Community College of Southern Nevada that prepares students to take and pass an industry recognized certification test. Lessons learned and emerging guidelines are outlined. The development of the model required a large number of new software packages and hardware. Development of this project confirmed that there are disadvantages associated with distance education modules. There was not one specific software package available to create the required media offerings. The learning curve of instructors can be alleviated using mentoring, so that instructors who have developed modules can help novices to understand and use the hardware and software tools available for distance education development. (Contains 11 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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