Correspondence schools and courses
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Distance education or distance learning (correspondence course) is a field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom. It has been described as "a process to create and provide access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both." Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason (including taking examinations) have been referred to as hybrid or blended courses of study.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Continuing Education records span from 1922-2008; materials are comprised primarily of administrative files, correspondence, correspondence course and study curriculum, course offerings, and publications. Materials were generated by the Division of Field Services founded in 1921, later renamed the office of Continuing Education in 1977-78. Continuing Education was established as a result of practicing teachers seeking to extend their classroom knowledge in...
Dates: 1922 - 1977
Abstract The Department of Mathematics records contains files dating from 1986 to around 2001. This collection contains files of correspondence to and from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost of Eastern Michigan University pertaining to the Department of Mathematics as well as records of procedures and activities of this department. This collection provides an in depth look at the inner workings of this department during the late 1980s through...
Dates: 1987 - 2001
Abstract The Linda Kurtz collection contains a selection of correspondence, research and writing, and teaching material arranged by Linda Farris Kurtz, a Professor Emerita in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She began teaching at Eastern Michigan University's School of Social Work in 1989 and taught courses centered around human behavior, policy issues in chemical dependency, self-help, mental illness, and substance abuse. She retired in 2004. Materials were collected or written by Linda Kurtz. The collection...
Dates: 1969 - 2019
Abstract The Martin F. Dickerson collection are the materials of Mr. Dickerson's from his time enrolled in two correspondence courses through the Michigan State Normal College in 1954. Students who were unable to have their course needs met through the extension office were allowed to take correspondence courses, which if completed satisfactorily would carry the same weight as those taken on campus. Each course has six assignments per credit hour, with both of the courses Dickerson enrolled in...
Dates: 1951 - 1954