Distance Education

Welcome to the section related to distance education. If you have some ideas, suggestions, or resource tips related to distance education, or if you would just would like to converse with me, feel free to send me an electronic message.

Some of the material on this page is related to AED 5220, entitled Computer-Mediated Distance Education. Other material will be of value to anyone interested in distanced education and the adult learner.

I also provide assistance to institutions of higher education and various non-profit or for-profit organizations in designing distance learning opportunities. If you need assistance with strategic planning, making hardware or software choices, in designing appropriate distance education learning environments, in curriculum design, or in related teacher training send me an electronic message.

In this section you will find the following depending on your interest in pursuing the material or leads I have included:

Here are some specific resources and ideas  for the distance educator interested in research and/or in developing a research agenda.

The slides I used in a presentation at the 2002 PAAACE annual conference.

A paper I presented at the Syracuse University Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation 50th Anniversary celebration, October 9, 1998.

Some background reading in the form of an article I wrote about distance education entitled "Computerized Distance Education: The Role for Facilitators", regarding the use of computer mediated conversations, a couple of related presentations I made in Ireland a few years ago, and another one on distance education.

The final report of a multi-million dollar project (it is quite long) with which I was involved from 1986-1992 that involved considerable technology and the initiation of computer mediated conferencing courses at Syracuse University.

Here are some good articles related to a course on distance education.

My recommendations for a a few electronic networks and journals you might want to examine or some of the following specific ones:

The American Journal of Distance Education.

Scholarly Journals Distributed Via the World-Wide Web.

Here are some distance education-related listservs you might want to try. Generally, these subscription instructions work -- (1) send email to the appropriate listserv or listproc address; (2) leave the subject line blank; (3) type "subscribe" "the list name" "your name" in the message field; (4) leave the rest of the message field blank (be sure to delete a signature file if you normally include one). Note: These go out of date frequently, so some may no longer work. They have not been checked recently. Here is a sample:

To: listserv@psuvm.psu.edu




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American Association of Higher Education (AAHESGIT); subscription address -- listproc@listproc.net; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE AAHESGIT "your name"

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT-L); subscription address -- listserv@wvnvm.wvnet.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE AECT-L "your name"

Distance Education On-Line Symposium (DEOS-L); subscription address -- listserv@psuvm.psu.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE DEOS-L "your name"

EDUPAGE (a summary of news about information technology, provided three times a week by Educom); subscription address -- listproc@educom.unc.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE EDUPAGE "your name"

IATFORUM (scheduled discussions related to Institute for Academic Technology sponsored videocongerences); subscription address -- listproc@ripken.oit.unc.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE IATFORUM "your name"

INFOBITS (an occasional newsletter from the Institute for Academic Technology); subscription address -- listproc@ripken.oit.unc.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE INFOBITS "your name"

Media in Education (MEDIA-L); subscription address -- listserv@listserv.binghamton.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE MEDIA-L "your name"

Vidnet-L; subscription address -- listserv@uga.cc.uga.edu; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE VIDNET-L "your name"

WWW Courseware Development (WWWDEV list); subscription address -- listserv@listserv.unb.ca; subscription instructions -- SUBSCRIBE WWWDEV "your name"

There also are the following:

(a) The CMC electronic journal, which was operational from May, 1994, to January, 1999.

(b) the Adult and Distance Learner's Resource Center.

(c) Bentley College's interesting e-campus site.

(d) The University of Wisconsin-Extension's Distance Education Clearinghouse. It is loaded with useful links.

(e) The United States Distance Learning Association, a non-profit association designed to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training.

(f) ADEC, is a national consortium of state universities and land grant institutions providing high quality and economic distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information technologies. Especially useful, is their series of on-line resources.

(g) Distance-Educator.com's site with various types of distance education and on-line course resources.

(h) Moderating discussions in the online classroom.

(i) Resources for online moderators and facilitators.

(j) Last but not least, here is a link on how to cite information from the Internet and the World Wide Web for any papers you write.

August 1, 2006

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