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ERIC Number: EJ1061270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Going the Distance Part 3: Teaching an Extension Course Using a Combination of Distance-Delivery Methods
Rader, Heidi B.; Gannon, Glenna
Journal of Extension, v53 n1 Article 1RIB2 Feb 2015
Extension could rely more on distance education to expand its outreach with deflating budgets. In Alaska, where people are few and far between and even inaccessible by road, opportunities for distance-delivered outreach are particularly significant. In this article, we explore the efficacy of a mixed-method teaching approach that combined three distance-delivery methods: Elive, Blackboard, and teleconference. We share course impacts, completion rates, and satisfaction. We surmise that providing more than one way for students to participate in a distance course increases student satisfaction. [For "Going the Distance Part 2: Five Ways of Teaching an Extension Course: Elive, Blackboard, Teleconference, Correspondence, and Face-to-Face," see EJ1048546.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2010-49400-21719