Q1: Are distance learning
students accessing library resources remotely?
Web-based distance learning
is transforming teaching and learning in higher education.
21st Century Best Practices Award for Distance Learning
(Gold Award-DAU PLM)
The majority of the courses offered at this time are by instructors who have taught at least two to three years over the distance learning
system," explains Loraine Saffer, director of technology for Southeastern BOCES.
There's no way around the numbers: Deploying distance Learning
systems and their associated presentation systems can cost from $:100,000 to more than $400,000 per class room.
Most distance learning
programs say they are accredited and list their accrediting agencies in their marketing materials.
programs that are conducted entirely online, Syracuse's students attend one-week on-campus residencies.
We schedule Thursday afternoons, to be used exclusively for distance learning
via Web-based courses.
All of the military services have begun to exploit the advantages of distance learning
and the Army in particular has been very aggressive.
In 1995 there were several hundred distance learning
students at Weber State University (WSU), primarily engaged in correspondence courses.
According to Barry Anderson, vice president of professional mentoring for The Master Teacher, a Manhattan, Kansas-based distance learning
company, the number of people involved in distance learning
is growing 30 percent per year.
Two examples of the use of distance learning
in rehabilitation are Boston University's off-campus graduate degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (McNamara, Nemec, and Farkas, 1995) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center's Supported Employment Telecourse Network (SET-NET) (Wehman, 1997).