CO-ASIS+NOR-ASIS September Meeting

Distance Education: Challenges and Perspectives

7:00-9:00pm Wednesday, September 22nd 1999

(Refreshments available 6:30pm)

Locations:The OhioLink Office. 2455 North Star Rd, Columbus, OH. (Directions)
The Library. Kent State University. Kent, Ohio. (Directions)
(A VTEL connection will allow communication between both sites.)

Capacity: 25 people.
Capacity: 25 people.
Steve Acker, Ph.D.
Acting Director
Technology Enhanced Learning and Research
Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication
The Ohio State University
Rick Rubin, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University
Anne K. Abate, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Margarete Epstein
Technology Assistant
The Ohio Literacy Resource Center
Kent State University
Kevin May, Ph.D.
President, inc.

Program Description: Each presenter will be asked to give a 15-20 minute summary of his or her experience with distance education. Each presenter has also been asked to answer the following questions during that time:

  1. Based on your experience, what do you think are some key characteristics of a succesful distance education program?
  2. What have been some of the major "surprises" for you?
  3. What kinds of mistakes have you made or seen made, and how might such mistakes be avoided?
  4. What are your most valuable resources in trying to improve your effectiveness?
  5. How would you like to see distance education evolve in the future?

After the presentations questions will be welcomed from the audiences.

Perspectives: The makeup of the panel is such that a variety of perspectives are representated including distance education program management, technology support, and education theory and practice.


CO-ASIS contact for general questions: Roger Chapman
CO-ASIS contact to make a reservation at the Columbus site: Judy Wagner (614/292-8625)

NOR-ASIS contact for general questions: Edmond Sawyer
NOR-ASIS contact to make a reservation at the Kent site: Edmond Sawyer (216/433-9702)