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1 The American Distance Education Consortium 65 U.S. State Universities and Land Grant Colleges

2 International Partnerships Monterrey Tech – Mexico Russian Consortium Chinese Networking International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Collaborations in Asia, Africa & Latin America

3 ADEC Institutions Work Together Strategic Planning Technology Research & Development Guiding Principles IDEAL: quality case studies; module development; digital libraries Shared catalog & e-commerce

4 Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources –Agricultural Telecommunications Program –Sustainable Development: Global Seminar –Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees –E-Extension – Adult & Youth Learning Opportunities

5 Agricultural Telecommunications Develop National/International Network Academic Programs Extension Programs Module Development Natural Resources & Environment New Uses for Agricultural Products Nutrition & Family Sciences

6 Examples Library of Crop Technology Modules International Food Law Certified Pesticide Applicator Training Food Safety Modules Seed Analyst Training Turf Grass Product Development for Food Industry

7 Examples (Cont.) Dairy Modules for Veterinarians Horticulture Modules Youth Learning Net Lessons in Plant Biotechnology Rangelands and Natural Resource Web Training Fish School Equine Knowledge Base

8 Examples (cont.) Soil Health/Organic Farming Cooperative Extension Curriculum Project Wireless Technology for Agricultural Research Decision Evaluator for Cattle Industry RadioSource Net Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources

9 Degree Programs-PhD Ag Education – Education – Teachers Doctor of Pharmacy (not PhD)

10 Masters Degrees (many) Entomology Professional Agriculture Agribusiness Agronomy Community & Economic Development Adult Education Engineering (all types)

11 Masters (cont.) Journalism/Mass Communication Biological Systems/Ag Engineering Software Engineering/Computer Science Statistics Hotel & Restaurant Management Nursing Criminal Justice

12 Masters (cont) Business Security Management Information Resources & Library Sciences Education & Human Resources Optical Sciences Distance Education

13 Certificate Programs Pesticide Applicator Master Gardener Watershed Management Fire Science International Food Law Distance Education International Issues

14 Certificate Programs (cont.) Security Management Facilities Management Family Financial Planning Community & Economic Development Food System Management Webmaster Certificate Computer Aided Design

15 Trends –Mainstreaming –Hybrid Networks –Anytime, Anywhere –Multi – Institution Programming –Better Business Models –Learning Centers – Move to Home –Everyone in Game

16 Trends (cont) Collaboration & competition Module Development Focus on Quality Multi-Cultural - Languages Mentoring – Tutoring Focus on Educational Effectiveness Local - Global

17 Trends (cont) Partnerships/Relationships/Networks Women are Key – As Learners – As Information Seekers, Net workers & Supporters Moving to Better Understand Real Use Global Seminars Environmental Learning – Monitoring Sustainable Development

18 Technology R&D Internet Growing Many Issues: privacy, security, spam, bugs, black holes, pornography etc. Database Opportunities Great Self – Aware Systems Standards Speed not issue – always on Scale adds value Collaboratories – Co-laboratories

19 Quality Distance Teaching &Learning 1. Clear Purpose and Defined Objectives and Outcomes 2. Learner Actively Engaged 3. Uses Variety of Media 4. Problem – Based, Not just Knowledge- Based 5. Support Interaction & Communities of Interest 6. Contributes to Social Mission of Education & Training

20 E-Learning – New Directions Global Interest Growing National, state and local governments are investing Technology must become easier, lower cost per unit and offer better content Virtual enterprises and collaborative commerce Simulation, shared geographical space, community software Wireless – new opportunities


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