ACU offers first distance learning class to students in area towns

For Immediate Release
Jan. 12, 2000

A new distance learning program starts tomorrow, Jan. 13, as part of Abilene Christian University's Bachelor of Applied Studies program.

For the first time, ACU will be offering distance learning classes for students enrolled in the BAS program to people in Snyder, Breckenridge and Stamford.

Through the use of video-conference and tele-conference techniques, students in the Snyder, Breckenridge and Stamford areas will be taking an ACU class, "Adult Learning Theory and Practice," in their respective towns with ACU professors teaching the class from the Abilene campus.

With about 40 students in the traditional classroom, "Adult Learning Theory and Practice," will be broadcast tomorrow night from ACU's Mabee Business Building, Room 217. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. and concludes by 9:20 p.m. Eleven students will "attend" the class through the conferencing techniques.

Dr. Kelly Hamby, professor and director of University Studies, and Dr. Gordon Dowell, director of the McNair Scholars program, will teach the class.

Area media representatives will be covering the class in Snyder, Breckenridge and Stamford. Interested media representatives can make similar arrangements in Abilene by call Tom Craig at 674-2692.


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Last update: Jan. 12, 2000
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