ERIC Number: EJ791290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learners: Welcome to Campus!
Schwitzer, Alan M.; Duggan, Mary H.
About Campus, v10 n2 p24-27 May-Jun 2005
Old Dominion University's distance learning program, called TELETECHNET, brings the main-campus college experience to geographically distant learners at sites across Virginia and as far away as the state of Washington, as well as to military personnel on Navy bases, carriers, and submarines. In an interesting turnabout, the Summer Institute for Distance Learners is now bringing students to the main campus. Many institutions invite distance learners to campus for a long weekend. What makes this program different is that students participate in courses on campus for at least a week, and some stay for an entire month. Over the years, administrators, faculty, and staff have discovered that adult learners arriving for the extended institute face concerns similar to those of traditional-age students. As a result, the program has been reshaped over time to offer support beyond the classroom. Participants deal with college transition issues, confront intellectual and developmental challenges, and leave campus with a shorter version of the traditional collegiate experience. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia