Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Historically Black Colleges and Universities & tribal colleges

Interview with a University president, saying that HBCUs have limited resources as far as programs and as far as technology. Distance learning help them to offer a broader variety of programs. HBCU faculty and administrators also are not getting the training needed to do this kind of instruction since they historically did not have the enrollments in distance learning needed to justify it.

Sloan-C has started giving scholarships to conferences for HBCU participants. They are also giving workshops at HBCUs to expand awareness and alert them to available resources.

Tribal Colleges have similar issues, although there are unique problems. Many Tribal colleges have connectivity issues, including limited cell phone reception. Tribal colleges have had to look at innovative ways to deliver distance education, especially given limited resources.


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