Re: [Videolib] The meaning of "distance education"

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:08:59 -0700

you go, girl!

Gary

At 06:58 AM 6/27/2007, you wrote:
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>For the film distributors among us rather than the people who work at
>colleges:
>
>Please note the difference between synchronous and asynchronous
>distance education. In asynchronous education students never come to the
>campus and may take the class from any where (geographically speaking)
>but there is no specified class meeting time where they would all watch
>parts of a movie together via their respective computers. So an
>asynchronous class via, say, Blackboard does not have the option to use
>downloaded media according to the TEACH act on this interpretation
>because the class is not meeting in real time? Some downloaded visual or
>audio materials would not be supplemental like reserve items. They would
>be part of the curriculum for an asynchronous distance education class.
>It is also the case that those kinds of classes delivered via
>Blackboard, might want to put things on reserve as well that are
>supplemental to the current module or discussion. They too would not
>have the right to make media available for download on this
>interpretation, according to Dr.Crews. That pretty much knocks out the
>instructor at my college who teaches music appreciation and wants his
>class to be fully hybrid but is asking me to help him deliver music and
>parts of Ken Burns' Jazz series to his students via Blackboard. (He is
>BFF with the Distance Education Lady.) It knocks them all out in fact
>because we all only use Blackboard here. Asynchronously.
>
>If the TEACH act was formulated with the definition of distance
>education as a synchronous teaching/learning during a certain class
>meeting via computer, then that happens less than you might think.
>
>A lot more classes are these asynchronous things where it is more like
>a correspondence course or a self-paced class that you take on you own
>with all of the course materials found on the Blackboard (or Web CT or
>whatever) site at once or put up successively each week. Contact with
>the instructor is via e-mail (asynchronous) or sometimes live chat
>(synchronous) or you could call them on the phone (synchronous) but
>usually it is just via the discussion boards (asynchronous) on the
>Blackboard site. (Blackboard is password protected and available to only
>the students enrolled in that class. Print material can be downloaded or
>persistent links to articles are provided to supplement the textbook.)
>VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
>issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic
>control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in
>libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve
>as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of
>communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
>producers and distributors.

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."

--Guy Debord

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.