Resource guide for distance education

Lonnie Turbee

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Who, why, when, how?

Distance education delivery media

Web resources

Distance education providers

Discussion groups
 
 

Who gets educated at a distance? Why get educated at a distance? When can you take distance ed courses? How do you take distance ed courses?  How much does it cost? TOP
 

Distance education delivery media
 

Postal mail system

Traditional correspondence courses
 

Instructional audio

University of Idaho: Instructional audio
http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/dist6.html
 

Television

University of Idaho: Instructional Television:
http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/dist5.html
 

Videoconferencing

University of Idaho: Interactive Videoconferencing in Distance Education
http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/dist11.html

Proximity videoconferencing services provider
http://www.proximity.com/

Strengths and weaknesses of videoconferencing for distance education:
http://liswww.fste.ac.cowan.edu.au/distance/vidconferencing5.html
 

Email

World Wide Web University of Idaho: Distance Educatio and the WWW
http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/dist12.html

Internet Teaching Forum: example of simple web board
http://cgi.dreamscape.com/davy/board/
 
 

Chat environments

WebChat Broadcasting System
http://pages.wbs.net/ mIRC home page: best IRC client program
http://www.mirc.com/ Educational MOO: Text-based Virtual Reality for Learning in Community (ERIC Digest)
http://ericir.syr.edu/ithome/digests/turbee.html

Virtual Reality in Education: Education and Moo, Mud, Mush
http://angus.interspeed.net/eduvr/

MOO and IRC: What’s the big difference to the language learner?
http://home.twcny.rr.com/lonnieturbee/mooyirc.html

Gateways into DU: includes two web interfaces for accessing this MOO
http://www.du.org/dumoo/loginto.htm

Web Interaction Device: allows you to cruise around schMOOze University
(MOO for English language learning ) using only your web browser.
http://schmooze.hunter.cuny.edu:8000/JonW/Wid

The Palace
http://www.thepalace.com/

Info on The Palace: http://www.communities.com/company/pr/articles/suntimes2.html
Scroll down to "Best Web site"

PuebloLindo: virtual interactive community for Spanish language learning
Note: PuebloLindo is no longer supported by Heinle & Heinle, nor is it available.  But you can get an idea of what it did at this site:
http://home.twcny.rr.com/lonnieturbee/helpfile.htm

NetMeeting: text chat, Internet telephony, shared applications, shared whiteboard
http://www.microsoft.com/netmeeting/

FireTalk: New as of September, 1999.  Very good quality i-phone, text chat, easily-created rooms, and - get this: rooms that form at any website.
http://www.firetalk.com

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Web resources

NCATTC's Instructional Technology & Distance Ed WWW Resources (excellent site!)
http://www.ncattc.org/it.htm

TAFE SA - How can I study online?  (From Australia)
http://www.tafe.sa.edu.au/top/how.htm

Human Resources Development Canada: Guide for Distance Learners
http://olt-bta.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/learning/guides.html

Distance Education at a Glance
http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/distglan.html

get educated! adult education & distance learner's resource center
http://www.geteducated.com/

DISTANCE EDUCATION JOURNAL
http://www.usq.edu.au/dec/decjourn/demain.htm

PBS Adult Learning Service Online
http://www.pbs.org/learn/als/

International University Consortium - Distance Ed
http://www.umuc.edu/iuc/iuc.html

Distance Education Report
http://distance-educator.com/

Distance Learning Resources
http://www.lib.montana.edu/~alivy/dist.html

The Wellspring - An Online Community of Distance Educators
http://wellspring.isinj.com/

Distance Learning Resources and Links (may be a bit dated)
http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/%7Ecfche/distance.html

2020 Visions for the Future of Education: excellent paper by my favorite futurist, David Thornburg
http://www.tcpd.org/handouts/thornburg/2020visions.html
 

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Distance education providers

SmartPlanet
Low-cost and free courses courses covering computers, finance, hobbies, and more.
http://www.smartplanet.com/sp_home.asp

University of Wisconsin: Distance Education Clearinghouse
http://www.uwex.edu/disted/

Western Governors University
http://www.wgu.edu/wgu/about/index.html

New Hampshire College Distance Education Home Page
http://www.dist-ed.nhc.edu/

University of Idaho Engineering Outreach
Complete Distance-delivered Degree Programs
http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/newhtml/eomain.htm

Asynchronous Learning Networks
http://www.aln.org/

The Open University (decades of distance education)
http://www.open.ac.uk/

Parkland College Distance Education and Virtual Learning
http://online.parkland.cc.il.us/ramage/

The Globewide Network Academy
http://uu-gna.mit.edu:8001/uu-gna/

Language Connect Institute - Spanish distance language learning
http://www.languageconnect.com/Institute/index.htm

International Thomson Publishing: World Class Learning
http://www.worldclasslearning.com/learning/index.htm

Real Education
http://www.realeducation.com/

Sentius Corp.:  Free software that makes it easy to create online teaching material
http://www.sentius.com
 

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Discussion groups

DEOSNEWS - The Distance Education Online Symposium
http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=DEOSNEWS&H=LISTS.PSU.EDU

The PHPTR Distance Learning mailing list
http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=PTR-DISTANCE_LEARNING&H=PRENHALL.COM

EDU-ONLINE -- The Discussion Group of Online Distance Education
http://www.learnskills.com/edu-online/

The Wellspring - An Online Community of Distance Educators
http://wellspring.isinj.com/
Subscribe to their monthly e-newsletter at this site or join their threaded discussion forum.

NETEACH-L discussion forum for online ESL/EFL teachers
http://www.ilc.cuhk.edu.hk/english/neteach/main.html

NETEACH-L MOO Sessions Info
http://spot.colorado.edu/~youngerg/moodates.html

DU Educational Technology Services, Inc.: educational MOO services
http://moo.du.org/

FUTURES-L futurists discussion forum:  "futures forum with hotlinks to coffee shoppe"
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/sawd/Futures/sub.html
 

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This page created for the Central New York Futurists Society by:
Lonnie Turbee

Last updated: December 1, 2000