ERIC Number: ED479451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Evaluation of a High-End Distance Delivery MBA Program.
The John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal has been addressing the need for new skills in aviation management for almost a decade through its International Aviation MBA, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The School set out in early 1999 to create a version of the program which could be largely delivered at a distance, anywhere in the world. This paper evaluates the technical and pedagogical decisions that formed the program, successfully launched in 2000, now graduating its first cohort and welcoming its third. On the technical side, after evaluating a number of commercial templates and courseware purveyors, the authors chose to develop a custom-made approach with a local provider, "Hypermedia-Builder." On the pedagogical side, drawing upon extensive experience in multimedia production, they have provided intensive support for faculty members, on both technical and pedagogical issues, as they develop and deliver their courses. Feedback from students and other data indicate that these efforts enabled the program to achieve its academic goals. The experience suggests a need for innovative approaches to the problem of evaluating technology-supported instruction. (Author)
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Business Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Masters Programs, Multimedia Materials, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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