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This paper discusses the effectiveness of distance education at Morehead State University. Distance education, which operates via fiber optic telecommunications, has been delivered to as many as 18 sites. Twenty-three faculty and 622 students have participated in this program. The technologies used to present information include full motion video and audio, voice-activated or push-to-talk microphone, and a touch-controlled computer panel. A site facilitator and instructor control the delivery of course content. Internet-based courses are also offered via an Internet classroom assistant called Course Info. Challenges faced by this method of teaching include sending e-mail attachments, reading files, and using the Internet effectively. The paper concludes that the advantages of distance learning overall outweigh the disadvantages. (CCM)

Descriptors: Communications, Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet, Nontraditional Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Technology

Author: Lennex, Lesia C.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9274&id=ED427964

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