ERIC Number: EJ1043013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Going the Distance Part 1: Three Keys to Successfully Delivering an Extension Course at a Distance
Rader, Heidi B.
Journal of Extension, v50 n6 Article 6TOT4 Dec 2012
Distance learning is common in most segments of education, and the body of knowledge is extensive. Extension can apply much of this research but uniquely educates students whose presence is voluntary. The literature suggests that successful distance-delivered Extension courses share three characteristics: course content is high quality, demand is high for the course, and the distance-delivery method is satisfactory. More studies are needed to better assess the efficacy of specific distance-delivery methods in an Extension setting, but these three keys can be used to decide whether or not to deliver a course using distance delivery.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Extension Education, Course Content, Delivery Systems, Supply and Demand, Needs Assessment, Educational Quality, Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 2010- 49400-21719