ERIC Number: ED249348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Project REDEAL. Final Report. REDEAL Technical Report #3.
Coldeway, Dan O.
Project REDEAL (Research and Evaluation of Distance Education for the Adult Learner) was designed to investigate the motivation and management of adult learners in the distance educational setting of Athabasca University in Edmonton, Alberta. During the course of the 22-month project, specialists compiled a series of research and technical reports dealing with such topics as the past and present effectiveness of distance education, the relative benefits of distance education, educational strategies employed in distance education and especially in the Athabasca program, and the relative effectiveness of various student motivation techniques. To disseminate the information gathered during the evaluation effort, project staff developed an implementation plan that included publication of the REDEAL research and technical reports, presentation of a REDEAL seminar series, and an effort to integrate REDEAL staff into Athabasca University. (This final report consists of summaries of REDEAL reports devoted to such topics as distance education from the learner's perspective, measurement of attrition and completion in distance learning courses, interface with the host institution, the use of a personalized system of instruction in distance education, the effectiveness of tutor management, strategies and peer tutoring in distance education, the effects of a behavioral self-control package on distance learner behavior, and factors affecting learner motivation in distance education.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Influences, Information Dissemination, Peer Teaching, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Advanced Education and Manpower, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Athabasca Univ., Edmonton (Alberta).