Accession Number:

ADA243887

Title:

An Approach for the Distance Delivery of AFIT/LS Resident Degree Curricula

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

This research developed an approach for adapting a resident graduate course, offered by the School of Systems and Logistics, for delivery to remote students through distance education resources and techniques. A review of literature-along with personal interviews of professionals from the fields of education, telecommunications, and technology-provided the information for a model of distance education and an assessment of AFITs existing and near future resources that may be applied to distance delivery of graduate courses. Semantic network construction software was used to organize the information gathered for the distance education model. Key concepts were distilled from the conceptually multi-dimensional semantic network and presented in two-dimensional, hierarchical concept maps. The distance education model presented concept maps of key concepts with text highlighting these concepts and organized in keeping with the structure reflected in the concept maps. AFITs Academic Instructional System AIS provided a general procedural guideline for the design and development of graduate instruction. The research integrated knowledge of distance education-reflected in the distance education model-knowledge of AFITs existing and near future resources, the AIS process, and cognitive activities into a course adaptation approach. The approach was demonstrated by application to a representative graduate course.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE