to Instruction and Student Life links
Download a PDF
of this page (Adobe
Acrobat Reader Required).
Distance learning plays a significant role in Purdue University’s
instructional mission. Last year 13,120 learners participated in
136 West Lafayette-based distance learning programs in which learners
are removed from the instructor and the campus instructional setting.
These include credit and noncredit courses delivered by satellite
television, two-way videoconferencing, videotape, the Internet,
and correspondence. Learners include college students, engineers,
school administrators, pest control and healthcare workers, and
others. In accordance with Purdue’s March 2000 Strategic
Plan for Distance Learning, distance learning programs are
administered for the University by the Division of Continuing Education
in cooperation with the academic units. CE assists faculty in conceptualizing,
developing, delivering, and administering distance learning activities.
Programs to enhance faculty use of distance learning strategies
are offered by the Multimedia Instructional Development Center.
Purdue participates with other Indiana colleges and universities
in the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS),
a statewide network that delivers distance learning. IHETS’
Indiana College Network (ICN) makes the distance learning programs
of all Indiana institutions accessible to learners.
Last year, Purdue students took over 80 courses from 26 Indiana
institutions/campuses through ICN, with an average of 500 students
participanting in distance learning each semester. IHETS also sponsors
distance learning development grants that have provided Purdue faculty
over $407,000 in support over the past six years, including over
$63,000 in 2002-2003.
Distance learning programs offered by Purdue faculty this past
year were received at a variety of sites: post-secondary institutions;
PK-12 schools; Cooperative Extension Offices; industry/ manufacturing
sites; government offices; and other sites such as hospitals and
community learning centers.
Purdue campus facilities for video-based distance learning include
four electronic classroom studios. In addition, portable equipment
allows almost any campus classroom to be used for distance learning.
The CE-operated Student Learning Center provides facilities in which
students may participate in distance learning courses offered by
Purdue and other institutions.
For more information about distance learning at Purdue, visit www.cll.purdue.edu.
Purdue Distance Learning in 2002-03
Purdue Degrees Delivered
by Distance Learning Technology
Associate of Science
Master of Science
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Source: Office for Continuing
Education and Conferences