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May 20, 2005Prepared for Athabasca University DETS05 So Many Platforms, So Little Time Managing Delivery of Courses From Multiple Partners.

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1 May 20, 2005Prepared for Athabasca University DETS05 So Many Platforms, So Little Time Managing Delivery of Courses From Multiple Partners

2 The situation Little cash Students wanting variety Cant be all things to all people

3 The resolution Partnerships!!

4 The result Vast numbers of courses using vast numbers of delivery modes and platforms

5 Some examples Alberta-North –8 partners eCampus Alberta –15 partners University of the Arctic –70 partners

6 The ramifications Know: –Student capabilities –Student needs –Instructor capabilities –Hardware configurations –Network connectivity in a variety of locations

7 The ramifications Know: –Course offerings from a variety of institutions –Platforms used by various institutions –Specs required to run various platforms

8 The Students Literacy level Computer literacy level What do they want to learn? Preferred learning styles Level of self-directedness

9 The Instructors Cultural sensitivity issues Computer literacy Knowledge of online instructional techniques Willingness

10 Hardware, Software, Connectivity Does the student have what is needed? If not, can it be obtained? Will it work in that location?

11 Platforms Web-CT Blackboard Elluminate AOL, MSN, Yahoo Messenger Lotus Notes Etc. etc. etc...

12 The Response Crying just causes wrinkles!!

13 Better Responses Get to know techs at the institutions you partner with Play – get acquainted with as many platforms as possible

14 Better Responses Become knowledgeable about system specs and requirements Ensure adequate student support

15 May 20, 2005Prepared for Athabasca University DETS05 Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

16 Contact Information Janet Mundrick Coordinator, Distributed Learning and Technology Aurora College (867)


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