ERIC Number: ED476989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Distance Learning Instruction: A New Model of Assessment.
Cohen, Vicki L.
Distance learning is rapidly gaining acceptance as a valid means of course delivery in educational institutions across the country, and these institutions are struggling to enhance the quality of teaching,learning and scholarship over the Internet, while trying to effectively integrate this type of instruction into the curriculum. Increasingly, educational institutions are employing this type of learning as part of their course offerings. In addition, many "virtual universities" sponsored by state departments or through commercial endeavors are offering a variety of programs and degrees via computer-mediated distance learning courses. As more institutes of higher education start offering computer-mediated distance learning courses, it becomes increasingly important that these courses are evaluated effectively. This new paradigm of learning requires a new model of assessment. This paper presents a model that focuses on six constructs that computer mediated distance learning courses should examine: Teaching and Learning, Developing a Community of Learners, the Instructor, The Student, Implementation of the Course, and Technology Use. These constructs become important elements in the design and evaluation of distance learning classes. (Contains 13 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Models, Program Evaluation
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.