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Preliminary Results From A Nsf Ate Funded Distributed Hybrid Instructional Delivery Project

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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ET Distance Learning: Instruction & Labs

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9.1002.1 - 9.1002.15

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Gilah Pomeranz

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James Houdeshell

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Session 1648

Preliminary Results From a NSF-ATE Funded Distributed Hybrid Instructional Delivery Project

James J. Houdeshell and Gilah Pomeranz National Center for Manufacturing Education at Sinclair Community College


The National Center for Manufacturing Education (NCME) in partnership with the TAC/ABET accredited Quality Engineering Technology Department at Sinclair Community College received a two year National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grant to develop and test a distributed-hybrid instructional delivery methodology. The primary outcome of the project grant is to evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery method as a means to increase the number of students in manufacturing related programs by providing institutions, companies, and students a way to work together both onsite and online in a cost-effective, practical way. The distributed hybrid instructional delivery method uses activity-based instructional materials for the face-to-face component, while online interactions allow the individual small groups (nodes) at the various sites function as part of a larger class, despite working at different locations and times. This paper reports preliminary results and provides examples of project deliverables.

This project extends Dan Coldeway's time and place framework for defining distance education systems, and is based on educational research including a key study at the University of Tennessee that concluded that twenty-six MBA students participating in a hybrid delivery system performed at a significantly higher level than students participating in just a resident program, p

Pomeranz, G., & Houdeshell, J. (2004, June), Preliminary Results From A Nsf Ate Funded Distributed Hybrid Instructional Delivery Project Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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