A Neophyte Distance Educator's Experience


  • Alvin C. Burns


Using a home page/email system to structure the course and a stand-alone simulation game, the educator encounters a number of problems including: students who do not know how to access the Internet, a university system that disallows email attachments, students who do not use the flextime aspect of the distance education class, and problems such as computer viruses. On the positive side, the educator develops an orderly, paperless system for most of the course, and he offers a number of reflections aimed at doing distance learning better.