2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Partnership: A Key to Successful University Distance Education

Sherlock, John         (828) 227-3380
      Assistant Professor of Human Resources
      Human Services
      Western Carolina University
First co-presenter: Randleman, Debra    
Organization: Western Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Session discusses how one university developed and has begun implementing partnership program involving faculty, instructional design consultants, and computer technology specialists to deliver quality distance education for students. Western Carolina University, is a regional comprehensive university, with enrollment of 7,000, and located about one hour west of Asheville, NC. Four degree or certification programs are currently offered 100% online and university is moving toward web-enhanced education delivery for all undergraduate and graduate programs. Presenters (a university faculty member and a university instructional design consultant) will describe the roles of each of the people involved in its distance education partnership program and discuss each of the program’s elements, including: 1.Ensuring professor has pre-requisite knowledge of distance learning 2.Orientation to distance learning tools (Instructional web pages and course management software:WebCT used at WCU) 3.Instructional design: Dialogue b/w instructional designers and faculty about course content and learning objectives and how to translate faculty’s effective in-person teaching strategies to distance education environment. 4.Implementation and ongoing monitoring/evaluation The presenters will incorporate into their discussion of the program’s elements an actual case study of the process put into action. Presentation concludes with discussion of recommendations for establishing distance education partnership programs at other colleges and universities.

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Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C7 - Fr 2:00 - 2:45

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