Location

Smyth 146

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 10:30 AM

End Date

27-3-2010 11:00 AM

Description

Submitted as part of the Natural Resource Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC)panel arranged by Kieran Lindsey. Distance learning is quickly becoming the educational opportunity of the future for those students who may not or would not be able to participate in a traditional college education. In addition, for universities to remain current, viable, and competitive, we must embrace at least some form of distance education. In a field where we are carefully watching consolidation of our colleges and departments and the bottom line of recruitment and retention, distance learning may provide us with a way to increase student numbers and diversity within those numbers. This presentation works with the other pieces of this distance learning session by addressing diversity, such as current trends of diversity, how we might tap into that information to improve the diversity of our student representation in the natural resource fields, increase our enrollment numbers, how distance learning feeds into this process, and issues that might arise by working with diverse audiences in a distance learning atmosphere.

Comments

Citation: Williams, P.S, T. Conway. 2010. Distance learning and diversity. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Distance Education, Paper Number 6. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Distance/6/.

 
Mar 27th, 10:30 AM Mar 27th, 11:00 AM

Distance Learning and Diversity

Smyth 146

Submitted as part of the Natural Resource Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC)panel arranged by Kieran Lindsey. Distance learning is quickly becoming the educational opportunity of the future for those students who may not or would not be able to participate in a traditional college education. In addition, for universities to remain current, viable, and competitive, we must embrace at least some form of distance education. In a field where we are carefully watching consolidation of our colleges and departments and the bottom line of recruitment and retention, distance learning may provide us with a way to increase student numbers and diversity within those numbers. This presentation works with the other pieces of this distance learning session by addressing diversity, such as current trends of diversity, how we might tap into that information to improve the diversity of our student representation in the natural resource fields, increase our enrollment numbers, how distance learning feeds into this process, and issues that might arise by working with diverse audiences in a distance learning atmosphere.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Distance/6