Issues
MC Journal:The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

Volume 4#1
Summer 1996
ISSN 1069-6792

SPECIAL DISTANCE LEARNING ISSUE

 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 GUEST EDITORIAL
A Continuing Challenge for Librarians: Meeting the Needs ofDistance Education StudentsA CONTINUING CHALLENGE FOR LIBRARIANS: MEETING THE NEEDS OF DISTANCE 
     EDUCATION STUDENTS by Carol Goodson
      Students enrolled in a university course are entitled to library services at that institution. What about students 
      participating in a distance learning course that are geographically located quite far from the host institution? In 
      our first Guest Editorial, Carol Goodson outlines how the library at the State University of West Georgia 
      supports their distance learning program. 

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 A Distance Education InfrasturctureA DISTANCE EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE 
      by Dr. Lucy C. Morse and Barbara Truman
      In February 1995, the Central Florida Consortium of Higher Education had a proposal for a Distance Learning 
      Demonstration Project (DLDP) recommended for funding from the State University System of Florida. The 
      DLDP focuses on creating an infrastructure system to support distance learning and instructional enhancement, 
      not on hardware or courses to be used. The three basic components include: instructional resources for 
      educational technology delivery that is designed as a paradigm change agent, faculty training, and plans for a 
      learner support system.

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 World Wide Web Library Support for Distance Learning at theState University of New York at BuffaloWORLD WIDE WEB LIBRARY SUPPORT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING AT THE STATE 
      UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO by Nancy Schiller
      This article describes how several institutions in the SUNY (State University of New York) system are 
      collaborating to provide World Wide Web access for distance learning courses. The project allows those 
      students to electronically access a variety of distributed information resources and library services.

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 University of Wisconsin Distance Education Symposium: ACollaborative ApproachUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DISTANCE EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: A COLLABORATIVE 
      APPROACH by Dr. Rosemary M. Lehman and Dr. Patricia A. Takemoto
      Developed by the Universityof Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, a faculty and staff 
      symposium on distance learning was held in August of 1994. This paper describes the Distance Education 
      Symposium project in detail: the planning and development process, agenda building process, resource 
      materials, program implementation, participant reactions and next steps. For those considering the use of 
      teleconferencing in distance education, it may provide a useful model, prevent potential pitfalls and suggest 
      creative ideas for their own training programs.

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 Librarian and Faculty Partnerships for DistanceEducationLIBRARIAN AND FACULTY PARTNERSHIPS FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION 
      by Holly Heller-Ross
      The importance of faculty and librarians working together to support distance education is detailed in this article 
      describing the Telenursing Distance Education program at SUNY Plattsburgh. The library's role is characterized 
      by its support through curriculum enrichment, research instruction, and direct student services.

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 Where Interaction Intersects TimeWHERE INTERACTION INTERSECTS TIME 
      by Zane Berge
      Emerging technology make interaction possible in distance learning environments. These technologies can be 
      classified along two continuous dimensions. The sychronicity of the communication and the kind of interaction 
      (interpersonal and/or with content) that they allow. After reviewing interaction media in formal learning 
      environments and the characteristics of instructional media, the author positions the various delivery technologies 
      in one of four quadrants: synchronous interaction with content, synchronous interpersonal interaction, 
      asynchronous with content, and asynchronous interpersonal communication. Only computer conferencing 
      appears in more than one quadrant, indicating the flexibility of this medium. This scheme can also be used 
      prescriptively to aid in media selection, based on the kinds of interaction desired to meet time constraints and 
      educational objectives.

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 The Creation and Delivery of a Residential School Programfor Geographically Dispersed StudentsTHE CREATION AND DELIVERY OF A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR
      GEOGRAPHICALLY DISPERSED STUDENTS by Debbie Orr, Trish Andrews, and Margaret Appleton
      This paper examines the creation and delivery of a residential school program simultaneously to a group of 
      on-campus and off-campus students. It examines issues such as the development of the program, including the 
      selection of hardware and software, and the effectiveness of the program. Concerning the delivery of the 
      program, the paper analyses the selection of teaching strategies, affects on socialisation, simultaneous on and 
      off-campus teaching, and the creation of a new teaching and learning environment. In conclusion it analyses the 
      future of the unit and describes the program and software which will be used in 1996.

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 INTER-MEDIA COLUMN
InternetINTERNET RESOURCES: DISTANCE EDUCATION, MEDIA CENTERS AND THE INTERNET 
      by Michael J. Albright
      Michael Albright of Iowa State University, provides a succinct yet thorough overview of using the Web for 
      Internet based instruction. Included is a list of Web Resources Related to Distance Education and the Internet.

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 TECHNOLOGY WATCH COLUMN
Understanding UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE COST OF DISTANCE LEARNING 
      by Terrence McCormack
      In his third column for MC Journal, Terrence McCormack gives an overview of the costs of changing 
      technology on distance learning.

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 MEDIA WORKS COLUMN
DistanceDISTANCE LEARNING CLASSROOM IN ACTION 
      by Peter Jorgensen
      The hardware set up for a grant funded distance learning classroom at the State University of New York at 
      Buffalo is described.

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      EDITOR: Lori J. Widzinski, Health Sciences Library, State University of New York at Buffalo
      ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Terrence E. McCormack, Law Library, State University of New York at Buffalo


ISSN 1069-6792
  Revised: 07/23/98
  URL: http://wings.buffalo.edu/publications/mcjrnlv4n1