International Perspectives in Distance Education

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Summer 2013 • UK Sponsored Education Abroad Program

Travel Dates: July 8 - July 14

Course Dates: June 6 - August 1

Participants will attend a conference on the campus of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver entitled “International Perspectives on Technology - Enhanced Learning” and engage in pre-conference lectures supported by online readings, discussions, and assignments.


  • Read and discuss the professional literature that relates to international distance education issues.
  • Design and complete a project related to the content of the course (e.g. paper, video, lesson plans, curriculum)
  • Attend guest lectures and interact with distance educators and students from Canadian universities.
  • Explore the culture and history of British Columbia through visits to the UBC Museum of Anthropology and Botanical Gardens, and Granville Island.

Academic Credit

UK Sponsored programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty. UK credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings. Students will have the option of enrolling in one or two courses:

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EDS 779 : Special Topics - International Perspectives in Distance Education (3 hours)


EDS 779 : Special Topics - Independent Study in International Distance Education (3 hours)

ISP 599 (1 hour)*

*All students will be enrolled in ISP 599


This program is designed for graduate students pursuing the Distance Education certificate.

Ready To Apply?

Deadline to Apply is April 1st

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Additional scholarship opportunities may be available too!

Program Directors

Contact the program director to learn more about this faculty-led program.

Belva Collins,

Constance Baird,