ERIC Number: ED476271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings from the Distance Education Strand. NCA 2001 Summer Conference: Engaging 21st Century Communication Students.
Socha, Tom; Nicholas, Kyle; Meltsner, Deborah; McCain, Thom; Disbrow, Lynn; Warren, Fred
This Proceedings reports on the Distance Education strand sessions at the NCA 2001 Summer Conference. Distance education in communication (DE-COMM) refers to communication teaching and learning that occurs when faculty and students are separated in time and/or space. This separation is bridged synchronously (live) or asynchronously (other than real time) by various communication media platforms; for example, live 2-way video and audio, live 1-way video and 2-way audio, video presentations, CD-ROM, web-based live and/or delayed, audio tape, text only, etc. Members of the presenting team shared the latest advancements in communication-instruction-at-a-distance including hardware, teaching, and administration. The strand included two presentations actually delivered to NCA headquarters from Ohio. Several presenters teach in the largest satellite-based distance education system of its kind in the United States (Old Dominion University's Teletechnet). Course presenters teach-at-a-distance include: Professional Communication, Communication Methods, New Media Technology, Understanding Mass Communication, and many others. The Proceedings consisted of the following sessions: I. Sharing Best Practices (Overview and Introductions; Overview of Delivery Systems; Overview of Best Instructional Practices; Critical Issues and Problems in Delivery Systems, Instructional Practices, Administrations, and Participant Contributions); II. FAQ's (Questions Asked of Presenters) and Developing Guiding Principles; and III. Refining Guiding Principles and Recommending Action. (Contains 31 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Mass Media, Student Needs, Telecommunications
For full text: http://www.natcom.org/Instruction/summerconf/summerconf.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Communication Association, Annandale, VA.