Establishing and evaluating a distance master of education program

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Cooper, Brett
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2000
The purpose of this project is twofold. First, it was to establish if there was a need for a Master of Education program in School District 59 in British Columbia. If so, then to evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery model of the program after delivery of the first course. Following establishment of a cohort with The University of Lethbridge, where students use a combination of on-site instruction and computer-assisted instruction to complete the program requirements for a Master of Education, monitoring ofthe program development began. This development of the program took place over a fifteen-month period from October 1998 to January 2000 and had three distinct stages. Firstly, a needs assessment determined that there was support for establishing a cohort amongst the professionals of School District 59. Secondly, negotiations between School District 59 and The University of Lethbridge determined the parameters of a partnership. Thirdly, an evaluation of the program was conducted following completion of the first course delivered on-site. The evaluation of the first course confirmed that the model for delivery was very effective. The program is still ongoing at the time of this project completion and so further evaluation is pending.
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Distance education -- British Columbia -- Evaluation , Universities and colleges -- Graduate work -- British Columbia