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  Session: What can PER Contribute to the Design of High Quality Distance Education?
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You Might Wind up Someplace Else
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 2:00PM
  Author: Mats Selen, University of Illinois, Department of Physics
217-333-4173, mats@illinois.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: As we ponder the future of education, we know that online components will play an ever increasing role. We anticipate that 10 years from now the educational landscape will be quite different than it is today. Indeed, advances in online educational technology have put us in the interesting position of having the tools to get there without really knowing where to go. This is a great opportunity for PER to lead the way, but the stakes are high and the questions are profound: What are the key outcomes of a post-secondary STEM education? How can these outcomes be assessed? Which ones can be achieved online? How do we reward the creation and dissemination quality online content? We explore these issues and suggest possible solutions.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Selen-AAPT_EG03_Selen.pdf

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