Implementation and Accreditation Issues in the Development of Distance Learning Programs.
Discusses educational programs for rehabilitation counselors, applying traditional considerations of quality and effectiveness to new distance learning (DL) mediums. Faculty should review institutional and program missions to determine how DL activities can augment existing offerings. Next, areas of the curriculum should be matched with available and appropriate modes of delivery, including learning tasks that access surface and deep structures of cognition. The faculty should be skilled, motivated, flexible, and possess a wide range of instructional skills. Instructor feedback is an important student resource in DL. The absence of access to libraries should be compensated by the use of alternative technologies. Students also need supports like precourse and ongoing counselling, and social integration. Evaluations of materials, instructional strategies, techniques and delivery modes ensure program integrity, continuity and rigor.
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Davis, Alan and Yazak, D., "Implementation and Accreditation Issues in the Development of Distance Learning Programs." (1995). Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications. 50.