Through direct services and cooperative efforts, Educom offers leadership
and assistance to its member institutions in order to address critical
issues surrounding the role of information technology in higher education.
The Finnish Association
for Distance Education (FADE)
An association for distance education institutions or organisations
which offer higher education at a distance. Includes 10 universities and
The International Centre for Distance
A documentation centre specialising in collecting and disseminating
information on distance education worldwide.
International Multimedia Teleconferencing
A non-profit corporation composed of members and affiliates from all
over the world to promote, encourage, and facilitate the development and
implementation of interoperable multimedia teleconferencing solutions based
on open international standards.
International Teleconferencing Association
A professional association linking users, providers, strategists, educators,
learners, managers and employees using teleconferencing, telecollaborative
and distance education technologies.
for Distance Education (NADE)
NADE is a membership organization. It's members are institutions from
within the private, other independent non-public and the public sector.
Swedish Association for Distance
Association for people or organizatons within all fields of distance
A gopher archive of DEOSNEWS documents.
Community Learning Network
CLN is designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into their
classrooms. This excellent site provide links to curricular content, instructional
materials (e.g., lesson plans), background information on technology integration,
practical help for teachers looking for keypals/projects, internet guidebooks,
software repositories, listservs and school pages.
Open School of the Open Learning Agency, British Columbia, Canada
Distance Education List of Resources
A collection of links to distance education related sites. Links are
divided into four categories: educational, corporate, program and collections
of links but are not described in any way.
Thomas R. Ramage
Distance Education Clearinghouse
By far the best distance education site. An excellent, well-filtered
introduction to the world of distance education: introductory guides, a
lot of references and bibliographies.
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Resources for Instructors and Students
The Internet resources in this annotated listing are of interest to
distance education faculty members and students.
Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS)
Distance Learning Directory
Directory on various distance education related topics, e.g. DL in
different levels of education, electronic classrooms, teleconferencing
Howard University Continuing Education Program
The European Telematics
Horizontal Observatory Service
ETHOS will provide a horizontal observatory service to the Telematics
Applications Programme. It monitors and assesses the deployment of applications
of information and communication technologies, developments in market trends,
state of deployment of telematics applications and user needs in Europe
and other countries and regions and developments in both computer and/or
Papers on teleconferencing, mediaspaces and videoconferencing.
A paper that discusses the benefits and disadvantages of using desktop
Critical Success Factors
A very good paper providing insights into the critical success factors
that influence the implementation of videoconferencing.
John Mitchell & Associates
and Distance Learning
A report on two case studies of courses delivered by videoconferencing
in the University of Ulster. An external evaluator was used to conduct
interviews with the tutors and the study groups. The report includes a
background section on the technical, pedagogical and managerial context
of teaching and learning by videoconferencing.
Abbott, Dallat, Livingston, Robinson
and Learning in Higher Education
Dr. Lynne Coventry, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
and the Adult Learner
An excellent and very comprehensive research report made by the University
of Ulster on the effectiveness of videoconferencing as a medium for cross-campus
Dallat, Fraser, Livingston, Robinson
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