Recommendations on Distance Learning - 3/19/96 draft

  1. Virginia Tech should increase its level of effort and investment in distance learning.
  2. Virginia Tech should better coordinate distance learning activities, with the dual objectives of
  3. Virginia Tech should provide additional incentives, as part of the reward structure and through special teaching/learning grants, to faculty to work toward high quality distance learning.
  4. Virginia Tech should develop special evaluation methods and instruments for distance learning courses, and these should be employed in connection with faculty evaluation and review.
  5. Virginia Tech should develop a support structure for distance education, providing special assistance to faculty who are developing and teaching distance learning courses.
  6. Virginia Tech should actively pursue joint ventures with other institutions (e.g., universities, government agencies, and private sponsors) in the field of distance education.

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