TE 601 Distance Education Instructor: Bill Duff, Jr. 408K CRRB (CERC) Tel. 293-0405 x4147 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.cerc.wvu.edu/duffy/TE601.htm Course Syllabus COURSE: TE 601 Distance Education DESCRIPTION:
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Instructor: Bill Duff, Jr.
408K CRRB (CERC)
Tel. 293-0405 x4147
Web site: http://www.cerc.wvu.edu/duffy/TE601.htm
COURSE:TE 601Distance Education
This course will address the nature of technical communication systems in distance education; their configuration and behavior, and the organizational factors associated with their development, acquisition, use, and maintenance. Topics relevant to elementary, secondary, and higher education will be covered. Implications for training in industry will also be covered.
INSTRUCTOR: Bill Duff, Jr, 408K CRRB, WVU,
Morgantown, WV 26506
304 293-0405, ext 4147,
Please call for an appointment.
(Directions to CERC)
1. Attend all scheduled class sessions and participate in discussions.
2. Complete all reading assignments.
3. Observe and critique: one 2-way video/2-way audio videoconference distance learning program, andone 1-way video/2-way audio satellite delivered distance learning program. Select sites from list provided on course calendar.
4. Critique two computer mediated communication (CMC) education or training programs.
5. Working with a partner, prepare, conduct and video tape a 20-minute multimedia presentation in a distance education site of origin (4th Floor Allen Videoconference room, or 405 Allen Hall). Select a topic of your choice. This will be a simulation of a distance education class being taught using one of the 3 methods of delivery.
6. Working with a partner, prepare: an actual home page and two/three pages of content/instruction for a CMC course of your choice. Use FrontPage 98 (Allen 401 Lab), MS Word, or Web CT(if available).
7. Working alone, choose a. or b.:
a. Create an infrastructure development plan for an institution to improve their ability to use distance education/training. This must be based on an actual institution or facility.
b. Develop a proposal to design and produce a teleconference for education/training (must be a series of 3 programs or more).
Student requirements _ % of grade
1.&2. Attend classes and complete all readings 10
3. Critique two teleclasses 10
4. Critique two computer (www/Internet) course 10
5. Multimedia presentation 25
6. CMC Course materials 25
7. Infrastructure development plan (or) proposal 20
Minoli, D. (1996) Distance Learning:Technology & Applications. Artech House Pub, Norwood, MA.
Van Dusen, G. (2000) Digital Dilemma: Issues of access, cost, and quality in media-enhanced and distance education. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA.
Maughan, G.R. (Ed) (fall 2001- In Press) Technology Leadership: Communication and information systems in higher education. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA.
West Virginia University is committed to social justice. I concur with that commitment and expect to foster a nurturing learning environment based upon open communication, mutual respect, and non-discrimination. Our University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color or national origin. Any suggestions as to how to further such a positive and open environment in this class will be appreciated and given serious consideration.
If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing any type of accommodation in order to participate in this class, please advise me and make appropriate arrangements with Disability Services (293-6700).
Fall 2003 - TOPIC OUTLINE
8/26 Introduction to course. Introduction to topic.
9/2 Class meets in CRRB building 1st floor room 109
Distance education; concepts and systems. Van Dusen, 1-19
Communication infrastructure analysis. Minoli, 1-42
9/9 Overview of typical comm & info systems in education and infrastructure development. Minoli, 43-124
Maughan, Chap 2
9/16 Observations/Site study.
9/23 Television program planning, origin, and presentation. Van Dusen, pp 21-39
9/30 Television signal distribution over distances; technical means. Minoli, 197-234
Fall 2003 - TOPIC OUTLINE
10/7 Observations/Site study.
10/14 Videoconference techniques.
10/21 CMC instruction over distances. Minoli, 235-248
10/28 Classroom use of computer mediated instruction over distance. Van Dusen, pp. 41-61
11/4 CMC planning and management. Minoli, 269-298
Fall 2003 - TOPIC OUTLINE
11/11 Observations/site study. (Due next week 11/13)
11/18 Technology leadership and distance education/Studies Maughan, Chap 8 Van Dusen, pp. 63-94
11/25 No Class. Thanksgiving Break
12/2 Future systems development and services, content summary and wrap-up. Current Journals
12/9 Student presentations.
Van Dusen, Gerald,C. (2000) Digital dilemma: Issues of access, cost, and quality in media-enhanced and distance education. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
1. learning that takes place at a site remote from the instructor (Feasley, 1982)
2. the delivery of credit and non-credit instruction where the majority of content expertise and management is at one location and the majority of student learning is at another (Evans, 1986)
3. implying all forms of education in which the teacher is involved and operating specifically in a role that is not in the classroom or in the same location as the pupil (Dunnett, 1990)
4. the acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated in-formation & instruction, encompassing all technologies & other forms of learning at a distance (U.S. DL Assoc, 1996)
5. the interactive delivery of educational programming to remote sites (2-way and interactive and that the source of the instruction or information may be at a distance and has to be accessed over an appropriate network ) (Minoli, 1996)
Univ of Phoenix, DeVry, etc.
West Gov Open Univ, Southern Reg Elec Campus, Nat Technological Univ, etc.
The rest of us
Just about everyone
Virtual corporation / Virtual campus
Changes in formal
- comm channels
Changes in informal
- work relations
- group norms
Van Dusen, 2000