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Distance Delivery Squared

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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Program Delivery Methods & Technology

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8.441.1 - 8.441.4



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Sherion Jackson

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Distance Delivery Squared (DD2)

Andrew E. Jackson, Ph.D., Sherion H. Jackson, Ed.D. Texas A&M University-Commerce


“Old Dominion University (ODU) has assumed a responsibility to serve the members of the armed services and their families with high quality programming that meets the unique needs of military men and women.” (NCPACE Web Site, 2002)1 ODU is one of sixteen college and university partners that provide academic instruction to United States Navy personnel through the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), part of the Navy College Program. While assigned to Arizona State University East, the authors, in conjunction with the Engineering Management department at Old Dominion University teamed up to create a modularized graduate course on Logistics and Supply Chain Management for distance delivery through the NCPACE program. The entire course, ENMA 613, was created in Arizona and was transferred electronically to Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia as the instructional modules were completed. The final course packet consists of a traditional published textbook, PowerPointTM style graphics, audio files, a student handbook, published case studies, and problem solution sets.

This paper describes selected components of the development process used for ENMA 613, including a summary of technical development issues, electronic communications requirements, and systems limitations in a case study format. Elements of the course structure and content are briefly described in order to provide information for similar development efforts.


In September 2001, a dialogue was initiated between Dr. Ralph Rogers, the Chairman of the Engineering Management Program at Old Dominion University and Dr. A. E. Jackson to develop a distance delivery course in Engineering Logistics and Supply Chain Management to support the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE). The course, ENMA 613, was to be developed for delivery to United States Navy personnel who are deployed aboard ship (primarily) and who enroll in college courses while deployed to continue their educational programs in non-traditional settings. The challenge was to develop a complete graduate-level course in Engineering Logistics without dedicated, on-site support for course material development, pre-production, post-production, mastering, proofing, and editing resources. All technical support personnel and courseware mastering services were housed at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia, while the instructor for the course was located in Gilbert, Arizona. Several logistics and technical issues had to be resolved before a suitable plan could be defined and implemented. The processes used to create, edit and produce the final ENMA 613 product will be discussed in this paper.

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Jackson, S., & Jackson, A. (2003, June), Distance Delivery Squared Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12257

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