Webinar: Regular and Substantive Interaction: we know what it isn’t; do we know what it is?
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The presenter: Dr. Martin A. Hoffman, Sr., Dean of Learning Resources and a Senior Adjunct faculty member for Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey, and Moderated by: Dr. Carlos Morales, HETS Chair & President, TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College- October 8, 2020
- Brief description of the topic: Since at least 2008 the US Department of Education has characterized Distance Education as being Different from Correspondence Education in that it features regular and substantive interaction between instructors and students. For most of the past 12 years, it was simply assumed that institutions and accreditors would “know it when they see it” but there have been notable cases where that did not happen, in some instances costing institutions considerable time, effort and possibly the loss of federal funding. Recently the Department of Education has provided additional guidance and clarification. This webinar will present both a historical and current perspective on regular and substantive interaction, as well as offering some practical tips to be certain your courses are in compliance.