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Introduction to Distance Learning

EDU 397

Introduction to Distance Learning

EDU 397

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Open to all full and part-time faculty and staff and by permission of instructor.

Teaches strategies for distance education technology, with particular emphasis on instructional design, two-way interactive television (ITV), for application in any field. Credit may be earned in ED 397 or EDU 397 but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

On completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate competency in the adaptation of traditional courses to the ITV format using distance education equipment.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate use of the equipment connected with ITV.
  • Modify a teaching style when necessary.
  • Dress, speak, and move in an appropriate manner for ITV.
  • Foster student participation.
  • Create a collaborative learning environment.
  • Use inter-site student competition constructively.
  • Make discussions work.
  • Use small group exercises effectively.
  • Use visual aids effectively.
  • Use PowerPoint presentation software in the classroom.