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Reaching Out [microform] : A Starter Kit for Adult Education Distance Learning Programs / Carol Vaughn
Bib ID 5675383
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Vaughn, Carol
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
72 p. 

This document is intended as a template for individuals initiating and developing adult education distance learning programs. The introduction discusses the following issues: benefits of distance learning; flexibility; confidentiality; retention; and the best students to target. The template and supplementary materials are organized in five sections devoted to the following topics: intake; assessment; instructor training; public relations; and curriculum. The following sample materials and forms are among those provided: intake procedure summary; detailed discussion of the intake process; home-based adult education information questionnaire; sample writing assignment; list of resources about learning styles and multiple intelligences; discussion of the role of assessment in home-based programs and assessment for placement and diagnosis; guidelines for portfolio assessment; sample learning contracts; sample writing progress checklists; course outline, learning activities, and handouts for a distance learning training session for General Educational Development (GED)/adult basic education (ABE) instructors; sample press releases; information letter for potential students; sample form detailing program admission requirements; sample follow-up form letters; tip sheets to accompany a GED practice test packet; list and discussion of criteria for choosing curricula for GED and ABE programs; list of sources for distance learning adult education materials; and list of Virginia Adult Education Learning Workgroup contacts. (MN)


Availability: For full text:

Sponsoring Agency: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education and Literacy.

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Education, Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: Also sponsored by the Management Development Institute.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Admission Criteria.  |  Adult Education.  |  Adult Educators.  |  Adult Learning.  |  Check Lists.  |  Cognitive Style.  |  Community Colleges.  |  Confidentiality.  |  Curriculum.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Data Collection.  |  Delivery Systems.  |  Distance Education.  |  Educational Administration.  |  Educational Benefits.  |  Educational Resources.  |  Evaluation Criteria.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Flexible Progression.  |  Guidelines.  |  High School Equivalency Programs.  |  Home Programs.  |  Home Study.  |  Information Sources.  |  Inservice Teacher Education.  |  Instructional Development.  |  Learning Activities.  |  Marketing.  |  Models.  |  Multiple Intelligences.  |  Outreach Programs.  |  Performance Based Assessment.  |  Performance Contracts.  |  Portfolio Assessment.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  Professional Development.  |  Program Administration.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Guides.  |  Questionnaires.  |  School Community Relationship.  |  School Holding Power.  |  Statewide Planning.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Student Recruitment.  |  Training Methods.  |  Writing Achievement.  |  Virginia  |  General Educational Development Tests
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, Richmond
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