Support of distance education courses

Sue Parks (
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 08:00:59 -0800 (PST)

I am a new media librarian and am new to the list. I am interested in
finding out how libraries are supporting distance education courses
that use traditional media materials.

We recently had our first experience supporting a web course.
Fortunately, all students resided in the state and all had access to
institutions that participate in our TExpress courier service. We were
able to route the videos from one library to the next using an
extremely tight schedule we had created based on the instructor's
syllabus and time line. This process was problematic in that in order
for students to have adequate viewing time, each library had to adhere
strictly to the routing schedule. We don't know how we'll support
students who don't have access to facilities and equipment.

How are you supporting these types of courses? What is it costing?

Any information would be most helpful.

Sue Parks
Asst. Media Librarian
University of North Texas