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---------- Text of forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1992 12:06:11 -0500 X-From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <KWB107@psuvm.bitnet> To: Multiple recipients of list DEOS-L <DEOS-L@psuvm.bitnet> Subject: New Research Monograph NEW RESEARCH MONOGRAPH Title: From Bulletin Boards to Electronic Universities: Distance Education, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Online Education. ACSDE Research Monograph No. 7 Author: Morten Flate Paulsen Publisher: The American Center for the Study of Distance Education The Pennsylvania State University, College of Education 403 South Allen Street, Suite 206 University Park, Pennsylvania 16801-5202, U.S.A. Fax: +814-865-5878 E-mail: MAK10@PSUVM.PSU.EDU Publication Year: 1992 Pages: 67 Price: US$ 20.00 (Includes shipping and handling) This monograph presents a collection of separate papers on early and innovative use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in education. The integrating theme is the relationship between this form of educational delivery and the larger field of distance education. In Part One, Paulsen draws on his own experiences in "The NKI Electronic College" and "Teaching Across the Atlantic: The Connected Education Experience" to trace the development of two pioneering projects in computer-conference-based distance education. The description of the NKI experience over a period of five years includes information on course design, finances, institutional organization, student achievement, and student and faculty perceptions of educational quality. "Teaching Across the Atlantic" presents an in-depth analysis of a single course in relation to Wagner and Gagne's nine events of learning. The article discusses the professional, administrative, and social environment created in this course using CMC and provides sugges- tions for improvement. Part Two provides examples of particular CMC systems, courses, and strategies. In "Innovative Computer Conferencing Courses," examples are discussed in terms of opportunities provided, obstacles encountered, and suggested improvements in course design. "Computer-Mediated Communication in Distance Education Around the World, An Annotated Bibliography" is a selective sampling of international approaches to computer-mediated distance education. Included are descriptions of programs in North America; Europe; Australia and New Zealand; China; Indonesia; and Latin America. Part Three comprises reflections on experience, conclusions, and predictions for the future. "GO MEEC! A Goal-Oriented Method for the Establishment of an Electronic College" describes a ten-point systems development approach for establishing a wide array of CMC systems including electronic colleges, ad hoc courses, and research networks. Based on the perceived importance of training, support, motivation of people, and technological progress, this "milestone plan" has two result paths: one path dealing with people, the other with technology. The guidelines in the model are designed both to identify components necessary for the develop- ment of an electronic community and to illuminate potential obstacles to this process. "The Electronic University" envisions the possible course of development of today's computer conferencing systems into future electronic universities capable of handling hundreds of thousands of students. The article addresses the challenges inherent in this development, provides examples of institutions having individual characteristics necessary in such a large-scale operation, and presents a vision of the potential educational and social benefits to be realized through the implementation of electronic universities. The final article, "The Hexagon of Cooperative Freedom," is a first attempt to develop a theory of distance education attuned specifically to CMC. Focusing on the interplay of independence and cooperation within the dimensions of time, space, pace, medium, access, and curriculum within distance education contexts, Paulsen argues that computer conferencing can foster both freedom for the individual and group cooper- ation. The Foreword and Afterword of the monograph are by Linda Harasim and Robin Mason, respectively, well known researchers in the field. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gleason Sackman BBS: email@example.com Coordinator Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org SENDIT - NoDak's K-12 Telcom Network Bitnet: email@example.com BOX 5164, NDSU Computer Center Voice: (701)237-8109 Fargo, ND 58105 Fax: (701)237-8541