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ERIC Number: ED494446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1302-6488
Institutional Support for the Virtual Professor
Jones, Tom
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v5 n1 p1-12 Jan 2004
Academics who hold positions at single-mode, distance education institutions are presently being hampered by an adherence to a long-standing set of protocols (specific office location, face-to-face meetings) that were put in place when the conventional post-secondary was the norm. With the advent of a powerful merging of personal computers and the internet, a shift from those protocols to one of support for the virtual professor is in the offing, to the benefit of both the professoriate and the student. A key factor in this shift is the degree and quality of institutional support that will allow these changes to take place. This paper focuses on a number of the key factors that will have to be addressed if this new type of distance education academic is to function effectively. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A