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ERIC Number: ED467854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-29
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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E-Learning: Addressing the Challenges via Collaboration.
Fleming, Tim; Tammone, William; Wahl, Michael
This paper discusses the challenges facing institutions in the development of online programs and classes and their delivery, as well as the provision of support for students as they proceed through these programs. The authors suggest that the principal challenge to project development is a lack of resources--human, financial, and technical--for curriculum and course development. Michigan community colleges' delivery of online courses is similar to other states'--a smorgasbord of courses is offered, but students can rarely complete an online program of study at a single college. Collaboration is one way colleges can address these challenges. In the absence of a state-wide governing authority for community colleges, Michigan's community colleges collaborated voluntarily. The Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) was developed in 1997. In fall 1999, there were 17 provider colleges, with 133 courses available, and 1,800 total enrollments. In fall 2001, there were 22 provider colleges, 453 courses, and an enrollment of 8,300. All classes are available from a single Web site, and academic and student support services are available from that site as well. The processes established by the MCCVLC are being used in the development of 15 collaborative online programs, and it is anticipated that other programs will follow. Complete programs offered online include criminal justice, network administrator, and health insurance coding/billing. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan